The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz has ratings and 29 reviews. Luís said: Here is a beautiful story of adventure both surprising and very playful, the gre. The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz. The First English Translation of Verne’s Original Manuscript. Jules Verne. Translated and edited by Peter Schulman. These reviews are for various editions of: “The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz”.

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Wilhelm was, generally, a thoroughly unpleasant man. Myra and her family spurned Storitz’s earlier marriage proposal. Who can imagine the effect it would have had on an early 20th century audience? It also is not coincidence that Storitz is German as Verne displays an anti-German sentiment that set in following the Franco-Prussian War. The next day, using the information gathered from the conversation, Haralan fought with an invisible Wilhelm and defeated him.

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lee Refresh and try again. He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie. Visit our Streaming Guide. Thus, women who suffer an emotional shock must take to their bed until they recover their constitution. As it happens, Martha has another beau, a young Frenchman named Marc-Antoine.

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Although Verne hoped for it to be published before his death, The Secret of Wilhelm Secrey is among roughly half a dozen novels and a short story collection published after he died. Open Preview See a Problem? But I’ve finished it anyway – come on, it has only pages and I thought I must get better at some point because Verne!

He clearly doesn’t like Germans at this point in his life. The front half of the novel seems somewhat slow paced, but the characters are sympathetic, and the concern secrst their well-being draws the reader to the end of the tale.


More psychological and darker, and less of a “grand adventure” than his earlier, more well-known works. Otherwise, Verne’s invisible man, as opposed to Wells’ invisible man, is in full control of his power and uses it to terrorize dtoritz family of a woman, her family and town where they live when his request for her hand in marriage was denied, but later given to of all people, a Frenchman.

Denis Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Weak characters I didn’t really care about, a very flat villain you know he’s a villain because he’s Germanthe book starts out pretty much as a travel-log with unnecessary amounts of travel-planning detailmiddles out with a kinda weird bro-mance between the main character and his brother-in-law-to-be and boring, gushy conversation with his brother about his perfect fiancee conversation in which these grown me I found it dull and poorly written.

Myra lost consciousness and was given special care. Stofitz was engaged to Myra Roderich, the daughter of highly praised Dr.

When he is again refused, he threatened the family. On the other hand secert gives us insight to some 19th century social concerns about spirituality.

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It’s tremendous that this story has finally seen the full light of day. Contrary to how she is described in sexret intro, she’s not a main character–she’s a stage prop. I really enjoyed the set up of this story.

For example, when Henry Vidal unknowingly encounters Storitz en route to Hungary, someone comments that Storitz “might be German twice over, as he’s got to be a Prussian. Among his father’s lab notes, Storitz discovers the formula for a potion that confers invisibility.

The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz: The First English Translation of Verne’s Original Manuscript

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. After reporting the events to the chief of the Ragz police, Heinrich Stepark, he suspected that the culprit lw be Wilhelm Storitz, as he was the only person who profoundly disrespected the Roderichs. Books by Jules Verne. Wilhelm Storitz is the son of a professor who was said to possess powers of the occult that he passed on to Wilhelm when he died.


Wells, is often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction”. Nov 17, Jim rated it liked it.

This Czech edition printed in gives avay practically the whole plot. This was a breath taking story for me and easily, my favorite Jules Verne novel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The pace picks up considerably as the novel unwinds and the twists at the end work just great. Before leaving Paris, he learned that a man named Wilhelm Storitz had proposed to Myra, but he was refused. In addition to his own use of this power, he could also share it with others — in his case, with his man-servant. Trivia About The Secret of Wil On one hand he addresses the havoc that could ensue if one had the ability to become invisible; the concerns from personal family life to political security that would be breeched.

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