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Reviewed by: Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University
This e-only, scholarly, multilingual journal focuses wholly on the writings of the French author Jules Verne. It was founded in 2008 by Zvi Har’El and members of the Jules Verne Forum, and publishes Articles about Verne and his works, Reviews of Verne-related books, films, DVDs, CDs, Notes and Queries (short notes, comments, and queries about Verne issues to the editors), Editorials; and on special occasions, a unique section is added.
Recent articles include: “Verne and the Theatre: Hoffmann and the ‘Shadowless Mann’ in Voyage au centre de la Terre,” “Les Fiancés bretons, un texte apocryphe de Jules Verne,” “’Verne's Best Friend and his Worst Enemy’: I.O. Evans and the Fitzroy Edition of Jules Verne,” and “Les montagnes magnétiques d'André Laurie, Jules Verne, et Thomas Edison” – as these illustrate, this journal is only for serious scholars, readers, and appreciators of Verne and his work. Texts here may be written in any modern language, with abstracts provided in English and French. Annual volumes open on February 8 (the anniversary of Jules Verne’s birth), and closes February 7 of the following year, and Verniana is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
If your library is serving Verne scholars or students who might become such, this title will be essential to them.