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carapthes Wells, is often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction”. The descriptions of the quaint villagers of Werst, their costumes, manner of living, and belief in the supernatural world would in themselves prove an interesting narrative, but when coupled with the exciting carpathhes of Nic Deck, the two Counts, the cowardly Doctor, and the beautiful La Stilla, the story is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting ever offered.

Retrieved from ” https: Ann Tesar marked it as to-read Jan 18, Before there was Dracula, there was The Castle in Transylvania. This page was last edited on 1 Aprilat But allow me to give you the details of what I discovered when analyzing these three different English translations. In a new English translation of this novel was published in Brooklyn, New York by Melville House; it featured a significantly revised title, The Castle in Transylvaniaand was translated by Charlotte Mandell.

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The Castle of Transylvania. Melanie rated it really liked it Jul 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And sometimes Mandell fudges the different meanings of a word in Verne’s text in order to bend the word’s connotations to her advantage.

VI, 68 M There are fairies, babeswhich one must be careful not to meet on Tuesday or Friday, the two most evil days of the week. Dedale rated it really liked it Aug 18, The Castle of the Carpathians.


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Le château des Carpathes / Clovis Dardentor by Jules Verne

Refresh and try again. After examining all three translations in terms of their completeness, I found that the Mandell definitely edges out the other two in overall quality. In the village of Werst in the Carpathian mountains of Transylvania then part of Austria-Hungarysome mysterious things are occurring and the villagers believe that Chort the devil occupies the castle.

II, 19 IO Some hundreds of feet to the rear of Vulkan Hill lay a grey enclosure, covered with climbing plants and extending for several hundred feet along the irregularities of the plateau Yannick is currently reading it May 23, Lune rated it really liked it Mar 29, Flora Book rated csrpathes it was ok Dec 13, In all cases, I evaluated each translation according to three basic criteria: II, 25 SL A castle deserted, haunted, and mysterious.

Le chateau des Carpathes, by Jules Verne

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. II, SL Some or feet in the rear of Vulkan Hill lay a grey enclosure, covered with a mass of wall plants, and extending for from to feet along the irregularities of the plateau Jules Verne has the knack of it. Thomas rated it it was amazing Oct 28, And so, on Tuesday, nobody travelled on the roads and by-ways after nightfall. This mysterious tale takes place in the area which in just a few years would become known as Dracula’s homeland.

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Their legends told them that if they ventured abroad on that day, they ran the risk to meeting with some crpathes spirit. In the first one, the shepherd Frik is described as being highly appreciated by his employer, Koltz, because of his jkles at shearing and especially his knowledge about animal illnesses, which Verne dutifully enumerates.

Judging from tradition, you would be exposing yourself to encountering some malevolent spirit if you ventured forth into the countryside.


The Carpathian Castle French: Notice also how Mandell has converted the mountain heights to feet in order to conform with the Anglo-centric references in an English translation. II, 21 M Set back or feet from the Vulkan Pass, a battlement, the color of sandstone, cover with a jumble of lapidary plant, extending to a periphery of about 2, to 3, feet around, conforming to the uneveness of the plateau A visitor to the region, Count Franz de Telek, is intrigued by the stories and decides to go to the castle and investigate.

But I was wrong. Books by Jules Verne. II, 24 IO A castle deserted, haunted, and mysterious. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I, 11 In the next example, the Sampson Low translation simply omits the latter part of Verne’s sentence describing the nastiness of a sheep and pig enclosure.

I, 3 SL Frik, Frik of the village of Werst—such was the name of this rustic shepherd—was as roughly clothed as his sheep, but quite well enough for the hole, at the entrance of the village, where sheep and pigs lived in a state of revolting filth.

Dominique chareau it May 21, Tuesday, they knew, was an ill-omened day. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carpathian Castle. Return to Book Page.

I, 10 Lr They are, so to speak, commercial travellers for the sky. And, although none of the three reproduces all of Verne’s footnotes, the Mandell translation does include the most substantial of them, as seen here: In so doing, Mandell scores extra points for completeness as well as for trying to reproduce Verne’s style: