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Jules Verne
Jules Gabriel Verne (French: [ʒyl vɛʁn]) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his... show more
Jules Gabriel Verne (French: [ʒyl vɛʁn]) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.

Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, between the English-language writers Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare, and probably was the most-translated during the 1960s and 1970s. He is one of the authors sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.
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Birth date: 1828-02-08
Died: 1905-03-24
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Karen's books rated it 1 year ago
Parts of this story were really, really great! Exciting, adventurous, and edge-of-your-seat reading. And with a main character being an engineer (trying not to do spoilers here) I must admit there were several chapters I just skimmed over because the technical hoo-ha on how to make/build/grow/cook...
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BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
I jumped at the chance of reading this book because I am still on a mission to read more stories by Jules Verne. This particular story is set during the French Revolution where the Count of Chanteleine is fighting for the country only to find out that his wife and daughter have been captured by t...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
TITLE: Around the World in Eighty Days AUTHOR: Jules Verne TRANSLATOR: William Butcher DATE PUBLISHED: 2008 (reissue) PUBLICATION: Oxford World's Classics FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9780199552511 ________________________________ DESCRIPTION: "With the words 'Here I am, gentlemen...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
TITLE: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas AUTHOR: Jules Verne TRANSLATOR: William Butcher EDITION: Oxford World's Classics DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2009 (reissue) FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9780199539277 ______________________________ Description: "French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks ...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
TITLE: Journey to the Centre of the Earth AUTHOR: Jules Verne TRANSLATOR: William Butcher EDITION: Oxford World's Classics DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2008 (reissue) FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9780199538072 ______________________________ Description: "Now available in a new translation...
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