Keraban the Inflexible by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1883
Keraban the Inflexible Synopsis
Kéraban the Inflexible (French: Kéraban-le-têtu) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1883.
Turkish businessman Kéraban the Inflexible is renowned for his determination and resentment of paying taxes. He is organizing his nephew's wedding in Scutari, Turkey, but he must pay a new toll to cross the Bosphorus by boat. Kéraban, irritated by the new tax, intends to take his friends to Scutari by traveling around the Black Sea in seven hundred leagues to avoid paying the small ten para tax. The voyage begins for the principled Kéraban and his reluctant traveling companions; Kéraban's sole requirement is that he returns in six weeks so that he can leave in time to make arrangements for his nephew's wedding to a young woman who must be married before she turned seventeen years old.
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At six o'clock on the evening of the 16th of August, in a certain year which need not be particularly specified, the quay of Top-Hané in Constantinople, usually so crowded and full of life and bustle, was silent—almost deserted. The view from this place over the Bosphorus was certainly a very charming one, but life was wanting to give it its full effect. Very few strangers were visible at that time, and they were hurrying on their way to Pera.
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French writer widely regarded as one of the pioneers of science fiction literature. Born in Nantes, France, on February 8, 1828, Verne was fascinated with travel and exploration from an early age. However, his father wanted him to pursue a legal career, and Verne reluctantly studied law in Paris. Despite his legal studies, Verne's passion for writing persisted, and he began to contribute articles and plays to various publications. In the 1850s, he met Pierre-Jules Hetzel, a publisher who recognized Verne's talent and encouraged him to write adventure stories for young readers. This partnership proved instrumental in shaping Verne's literary career.
Verne's breakthrough came with the publication of his novel "Five Weeks in a Balloon" in 1863, followed by "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864) and "From the Earth to the Moon" (1865). These works established Verne as a popular author known for his imaginative scientific discovery and exploration tales. Find out more about Jules Verne on sevenov.com.