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Annales de géographie

2013/2 (No 690)

  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9782200928193
  • DOI : 10.3917/ag.690.0131
  • Publisher : Armand Colin

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The Extraordinary Voyages (Voyages Extraordinaires) of Jules Verne (1828-1905) were always described by the novelist himself as “geographical novels.” This paper provides an analysis of the various recurring elements found in these narratives that enable us to better define the contours of a genre that came into being during the second half of the 19th century and then faded out after the First World War. The incorporation of a potent imagination in the novels is an active ingredient for writing about and spreading geographical knowledge and for creating a fundamental link between poetry, myth, and exoticism. As a result, the narratives of Jules Verne belong to a genre we can define as the “geographically marvelous.”


  • geographical imagination
  • Jules Verne
  • geographically marvellous
  • geographical novel
  • Extraordinary Journeys


  1. Imagination at the Heart of Verne’s Narrative: Jules Verne, Author of Geographical Novels
  2. A Geographical Imagination Rooted in Exoticism and Colonialism
  3. The Geographically Marvelous: Passage from Reality to Imagination and Back
  4. An Essentially Possibilistic Discourse: Metaphors as Words Describing the Elsewhere
  5. Epigones from Jules Verne to Julien Gracq: Geography and Geographical Imagination in Service to the Novel
  6. Conclusion

To cite this article

Lionel Dupuy, “ Les Voyages extraordinaires de Jules Verne ou le roman géographique au XIXe siècle ”, Annales de géographie 2/2013 (n° 690) , p. 131-150
URL : www.cairn.info/revue-annales-de-geographie-2013-2-page-131.htm.
DOI : 10.3917/ag.690.0131.

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