The Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne (2008)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies  |   Release Date - May 15, 2008 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

For well over a century, literature students and theorists have argued that the fantasy novels of Jules Verne mask hidden ideological subtexts; some assert that the stories share an inherently sexual meaning, while others insist that Verne buried references to hidden treasure in his literature, to be ferreted out by the most astute readers. The documentary program The Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne investigates these and other claims by dissecting passages in a number of Verne's novels, including The Mysterious Island, Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The program also explores the many facets of the author himself.