Verniana — Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne — Volume 6 (2013–2014) — 67–80

Naissance d'une nation

Marie-Hélène Huet


This article focuses on the symbolic role of Greece’s geography in its development as a nation. L’Archipel en feu follows the rugged coasts of disseminated islands, in search of national unity. This rarely-discussed novel should not be read only as a simple tale of piracy, but also as another vernian investigation of a geological unconscious, so to speak: in this case, the sunken continent that connects all the islands and unifies them.

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