Verniana — Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne — Volume 6 (2013–2014) — 43–54

The Influence of Jules Verne in Sweden Around 1900

Dag Hedman


The article presents the impact of Jules Verne among Swedish readers around 1900 by investigating a juvenile magazine, Kamraten, published between 1892 and 1911. Two newly discovered Martian Epics in Kamraten by the Swedish author of adventure and crime stories, Julius Regis (1889―1925), “En bröllopsresa i blå etern” (1906―07; “A Honeymoon in Space”) and “Dokumentet från Mars” (1910; “The Document from Mars”), give vivid testimony to Verne’s popularity. These stories — in which Verne is mentioned — are about Swedes travelling in space and are clearly influenced by Verne’s novels.

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