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Jules Verne l’Écossais - Part 1

Saturday 5 November 2011 11:00-12:00

Institut français d’Écosse

13 Randolph Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7TT

Jules Verne was a real lover of Scotland and very much inspired by his readings of Walter Scott’s books. The Institut français celebrates the great author through readings and talks.

Jules Verne’s Voyage à reculons en Angleterre et en Écosse (Backwards to Britain, Chambers, 1993) was written in 1857, after a trip Jules Verne made with a friend from Nantes to England and Scotland. Verne himself had Scottish blood and was fascinated by Scotland – the true purpose of his journey – he had discovered in Walter Scott’s books such as Rob Roy.

This first reading focuses on Jacques Lavaret (alias Jules Verne) and his friend discovering Edinburgh as it was like in those days …

In French, admission free

Related events:
’Jules verne l’Écossais’ – Part 2
’Jules verne l’Écossais’ – Part 3
’Jules Verne’s Scotland’ by Ian Thompson

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