Thursday 1st December 2022

New Trends in Translation Studies-Volume 5

O’Driscoll, Kieran. 2011. Retranslation through the Centuries: Jules Verne in English. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang, 286 pp.

Book synopsis

Making a contribution to the still under-researched translation history of Verne’s Extraordinary Journeys, this book examines the causes of a selection of renderings from French into English of the 1873 Jules Verne novel Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in Eighty Days). This study integrates a number of methodologies in order to offer a comprehensive explanation of translation outcomes. It presents a diachronic investigation of the multiple interacting translation causes which have produced various retranslations of the same work.

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