The Adventures of Saturnin Farandoul

by Albert Robida
Release date: 1879
Original title: Voyages très extraordinaires de Saturnin Farandoul
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction
Tags: translation

Pirates! Mummies! Cannibals! Intelligent Apes! Samurais! Cossacks! And even Saturnians! Meet Saturnin Farandoul and his companions, the fearless Mandibul and the extravagant Tournesol, as they travel the Earth and beyond in a series of wild and picaresque adventures!

Of all the authors who followed in the footsteps of Jules Verne, the most important was Albert Robida (1848-1926), a writer-artist who also became the founding father of science fiction illustration.

Robida wrote and illustrated The Adventures of Saturnin Farandoul (1879), a mammoth, riotous and rollicking homage to Verne in which the indomitable Farandoul, raised by apes on a Pacific Island, teams up with Captain Nemo to conquer Australia, battles with Phileas Fogg in the American Civil War, meets Hector Servadac in orbit around Saturn, steals a white elephant from Michel Strogoff in Siberia and challenges Captain Hatteras at the North Pole.

Illustrated with over 150 original illustrations by Robida.

updated 2017-01-19

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