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Le Chancellor Suivi De Martin Paz (the Chancellor And Martin Paz)
Collection Hetzel 0, Paris, France - B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is one of the grand octavo" (large 8vo) volumes of the Collection Hetzel in the "Volume Simple : Cartonnage aux feuilles d'acanthe - Rouge". ( illustrated, ornamented edition with acanthus leaves and a red circle surrounding the gilt lettering of the title on the front cover). The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is one tiny hole to the top spine end. The front cover has some smallish spots of rubbing. The spine of the book has some generalized fading. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with some generalized light toning. This book is illustrated throughout with both black and white and three color illustrations. "The Lycée Royal in Nantes (now the Lycée Georges-Clemenceau) , where Jules Verne studied. In 1840, the Vernes moved again to a large apartment at No. 6 Rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, where the family's youngest child, Marie, was born in 1842. In the same year Verne entered another religious school, the Petit Séminaire de Saint-Donatien, as a lay student. His unfinished novel Un prêtre en 1839 (A Priest in 1839) , written in his teens and the earliest of his prose works to survive, describes the seminary in disparaging terms. From 1844 to 1846, Verne and his brother were enrolled in the Lycée Royal (now the Lycée Georges-Clemenceau) in Nantes. After finishing classes in rhetoric and philosophy, he took the baccalauréat at Rennes and received the grade "Fairly good" on 29 July 1846." "Martin Paz" is a long short story (novella) by Jules Verne, written in 1851. It appeared in the Musée des familles from July 10 through August 11, 1852. The text was later revised and enlarged for publication in book form. The story is set in Lima, Peru. A Jewish businessman named Samuel has promised to give his daughter Sarah as a wife to the rich mestizo, André Certa. But Sarah - who is very attracted to the Catholic religion - is in love with the young Indian chief Martin Paz. Following a knife fight at Samuel's house, in which Certa is hurt, Paz has to flee. He jumps in a raging river and everyone believes him dead, but he finds refuge with the Spanish nobleman Don Végal who takes a liking to him and places him under his protection. Later, Paz secretly encounters Certa with Samuel and, listening in on their conversation, he learns that Sarah is not Samuel's daughter but, rather, the daughter of a Spanish nobleman that Samuel rescued following a shipwreck. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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