Backwards to Britain

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Backwards to Britain (French: Voyage à reculons en Angleterre et en Ecosse) is a semi-autobiographical novel by the French writer Jules Verne. Written in the fall and winter of 1859–1860, it was rejected by Verne's publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel and was not published until 1989.[1]

The novel follows the travels of two Frenchmen, Jacques (representing Verne) and Jonathan (Verne's friend Aristide Hignard), on a journey from Paris to Scotland.[2]


  1. ^ Dehs, Volker; Jean-Michel Margot, Zvi Har’El. "The Complete Jules Verne Bibliography: IV. Other Novels". Jules Verne Collection. Zvi Har’El. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Butcher, William (1992). "Introduction". In Verne, Jules. Backwards to Britain. London: Chambers. Retrieved 9 March 2013.