Avenger of the Dead: Mathias Sandorf (hardback)
Avenger of the Dead: Mathias Sandorf
by Michel Verne
Translated by Kieran O’Driscoll
A man believed to be dead for many years has, in actual fact, all the while been carefully planning his meticulous revenge mission whilst in hiding, living under an assumed identity, and he is now, finally, about to come out of hiding to exert devastating vengeance on his enemies. Not alone is he acting on his own behalf, but he equally seeks to avenge the deaths of his fallen comrades-in-arms. This man is the eponymous Avenger of the Dead - Mathias Sandorf.
This is a first-time translation into English of Michel Verne's novelization of his 1921 film version of his father Jules Verne's classic 1883 adventure story Mathias Sandorf. In addition to the rendering itself, by Verne scholar and translator/translation theorist Kieran O'Driscoll, this volume contains a wealth of fascinating research about the film itself, its actors and its director, with copious illustrations including press cuttings, film posters and film stills, by Verne and Film Studies expert Philippe Burgaud. This volume is dedicated to the memory of the late Dr Brian Taves, Verne and Film Studies scholar who sadly passed away during the preparation of this volume in which he had been a key collaborator.