Webinar To Discuss Giving New Life To An Out-Of-Print Jules Verne Book

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March 22, 2016 by bbutler1969

French novelist Jules Verne — perhaps best known for writing Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days — loved to play a board game called “The Game of the Goose” with his uncle.

In 1898, the game inspired Verne to write The Will of an Eccentric, an adventure story in which a group of strangers compete for a Chicago millionaire’s $60 million fortune.  In order to win the prize, the players had to visit places across the United States by moving across a game board that represented a map of the country. The story was published in 1900, but only in the United Kingdom.

Jared Bendis, the Creative New Media Officer for Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library, is giving a webinar about how this out-of-print rare book can be brought back to life for all to enjoy.  The webinar is sponsored by the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (NORASIST).

“Cast Aside into the Public Domain: The Resurrection of an Esoteric Jules Verne Adventure Novel” will take place on Thursday, April 7 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  ASIS&T members can watch the webinar at no cost; non-members can view it for $5.  Click here to register and for more information.

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