Verniana — Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne — Volume 10 (2017–2018) — 147–154

La date des dîners des « Onze sans femmes » : une rectification

William Butcher


Biographers have unanimously situated the dinners of the “Eleven without women” in the 1850s. However an examination of the two surviving invitations, of their present location, of a universal calendar and of the contemporary press shows that they took place much later. In any case, Verne seems to have been absent from at least one of the dinners.

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