The Barsac Mission

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The Barsac Mission
Author Jules Verne
Country France
Language French
Published 1919 (1919) (posthumously)

The Barsac Mission (French: L'Étonnante Aventure de la Mission Barsac) is a novel attributed to Jules Verne and written (with inspiration from two unfinished Verne manuscripts) by his son Michel Verne. First serialized in 1914, it was published in book form by Hachette in 1919.[1] An English adaptation by I. O. Evans was published in 1960 in two volumes, Into the Niger Bend and The City in the Sahara.[2]

It includes a hidden city, called in English "Blackland", in the Sahara Desert.


  1. ^ Dehs, Volker; Jean-Michel Margot; Zvi Har’El. "The Complete Jules Verne Bibliography: X. Apocrypha". Jules Verne Collection. Zvi Har’El. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Evans, Arthur B. (March 2005). "A Bibliography of Jules Verne’s English Translations". Science Fiction Studies. 1. XXXII (95): 105–141. Retrieved 11 February 2013.