The Softer Side of Jules Verne: “Martin Paz” Review by Victoria L. Szulc

Like most struggling writers, Jules Verne penned short pieces to gain an audience long before he wrote the things that made him famous. “Martin Paz” is one of these early works you’ve probably never heard of, but it’s packed with adventure and romance. In addition, some themes in “Martin Paz” echo issues that are still prevalent in modern times such as racism, corruption, and privilege. What is “Martin Paz” About? In vibrant Victorian Lima, Peru, Martin Paz is a Native Peruvian Chieftain thrown into the conflicts of a growing multi-cultural city. A beautiful young Jewish woman named Sarah inadvertently interrupts a call to Christian prayer. And … Continue reading The Softer Side of Jules Verne: “Martin Paz” Review by Victoria L. Szulc