Gérard Fabre avec Les fables canadiennes de Jules Verne: Discorde et concorde dans une autre Amérique (Amérique française)
Over the course of three decades—from the early
1870s to the turn of the 20th century—Jules Verne
wrote three novels covering more than half a century
of Canadian history.
Vernian corpus, it nevertheless constitutes a body of
work in its own right, a powerful testimony to the place
that Canada and Quebec occupied in France. This place
was relative, however, dependent on interactions with
England and the United States.
of The Adventures of Captain Hatteras in the mid-1860s
compare English and American characters. Ultimately,
the rivalry that emerges between the two countries is
further developed in the Canadian novels The Fur
Country (1872–1873) and Family Without a Name
(1889). The Anglo-American conflict explains the
affinities between French Canadians and Americans
present in both novels.
alliance. In The Golden Volcano, written in 1899–1900,
those relations change diametrically: French and
English Canadians, all honest people in search of
Klondike gold, unite against the Texans, notorious
and feared delinquents.
it offer for understanding of the depictions of Canada
and Quebec that prevail henceforth in France on a