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Jules Verne l’Écossais - Part 2

Saturday 12 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 second reading focuses on Jacques Lavaret (alias Jules Verne) and his friend departing to the Fife and visiting Glasgow …

In French, admission free
40 min
For all ages

Related events:
’Jules verne l’Écossais’ – Part 1
’Jules verne l’Écossais’ – Part 3
’Jules Verne’s Scotland’ by Ian Thompson

Institut Français Écosse 2020