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Jules Verne (1828–1905)

Author of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea

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About the Author

Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and show more Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) Jules Verne (1828-1905) is the author of numerous adventure stories grounded in popularizations of science. (Publisher Provided) show less
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Verne's works in English (and other languages, for that matter) often have varied titles. Try here (http://www.phys.uu.nl/~gdevries/langu...) to identify title variations. Many English translations are abridged in order to "improve" the story line.

(ger) Die Werke Vernes haben im Deutschen und in anderen Übersetzungen oft wechselnde Titel. Um Titel zu identifizieren, bitte hier (http://www.phys.uu.nl/~gdevries/langu...) nachschlagen.

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Series

Works by Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1870) 18,400 copies
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) — Author — 17,060 copies
Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) — Author — 14,837 copies
The Mysterious Island (1874) 4,760 copies
From the Earth to the Moon (1865) — Author — 2,898 copies
Michael Strogoff (1876) — Author — 1,826 copies
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863) 1,517 copies
Paris in the Twentieth Century (1860) — Author — 905 copies
Round the Moon (1870) — Author — 882 copies
From the Earth to the Moon / Around the Moon (1865) — Author — 789 copies
Seven Novels (1863) — Author — 719 copies
Master of the World (1904) — Author — 712 copies
The Castle of the Carpathians (1892) — Author — 621 copies
Two Years' Vacation (1888) — Author — 617 copies
Dick Sands: A Captain at Fifteen (1878) — Author — 592 copies
The Begum's Millions (1879) — Author — 483 copies
The Child of the Cavern (1877) — Author — 477 copies
Robur the Conqueror (1886) — Author — 441 copies
An Antarctic Mystery (1897) — Author — 390 copies
El faro del fin del mundo (1905) — Author — 380 copies
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (1866) — Author — 369 copies
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (1881) — Author — 361 copies
Godfrey Morgan (1882) — Author — 343 copies
Off on a Comet (1877) — Author — 333 copies
Tribulations of a Chinaman in China (1879) — Author — 305 copies
The Green Ray (1882) — Author — 289 copies
The Survivors of the Chancellor (1875) — Author — 243 copies
In the Year 2889 (1889) — Author — 243 copies
Facing the Flag (1896) — Author — 240 copies
A Fantasy of Dr. Ox (1872) — Author — 237 copies
The Purchase of the North Pole (1890) — Author — 229 copies
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Part 1/2 (1869) — Author — 213 copies
The Vanished Diamond (1884) — Author — 213 copies
A Floating City (1870) — Author — 193 copies
Mathias Sandorf (1885) — Author — 188 copies
Propeller Island (1895) — Author — 185 copies
The Fur Country (1873) — Author — 183 copies
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Part 2/2 (1870) — Author — 172 copies
The Archipelago on Fire (1884) — Author — 158 copies
Keraban the Inflexible (1883) 156 copies
The Village in the Treetops (1901) — Author — 144 copies
North Against South (1887) — Author — 138 copies
The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz (1910) — Author — 136 copies
The Steam House (1880) — Author — 135 copies
The Mighty Orinoco (1898) — Author — 133 copies
The English at the North Pole (1866) — Author — 130 copies
The Mysterious Island (1/2) (1959) — Author — 129 copies
The Blockade Runners (1865) — Author — 126 copies
The Mysterious Island (2/2) (1875) — Author — 120 copies
The Desert of Ice (1866) — Author — 120 copies
The Golden Volcano (1906) — Author — 118 copies
The Lottery Ticket (1886) — Author — 117 copies
Danube Pilot (1955) — Author — 109 copies
Invasion of the Sea (1935) — Author — 109 copies
Robur the Conqueror / Master of the World (1904) — Author — 106 copies
Yesterday and Tomorrow (1965) 103 copies
Secret of the Island : The Mysterious Island (3/3) (1927) — Author — 102 copies
The City in the Sahara (1960) 98 copies
Caesar Cascabel (1890) — Author — 93 copies
A Drama in Livonia (1904) — Author — 89 copies
Mistress Branican (1891) — Author — 86 copies
Magellania (1897) — Author — 84 copies
Family Without a Name (1970) — Author — 83 copies
The Sea Serpent (1960) — Author — 81 copies
Into the Niger Bend (1914) — Author — 79 copies
The Will of an Eccentric (1899) — Author — 79 copies
The Kip Brothers (1985) — Author — 78 copies
The Demon of Cawnpore (1959) 78 copies
The Jules Verne Omnibus (1931) 78 copies
To the Sun? A Journey Through Planetary Space (1964) — Author — 76 copies
A Voyage Round the World [3/3] : New Zealand (1877) — Author — 74 copies
Salvage from the Cynthia (1885) — Author — 72 copies
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Contributor — 71 copies
L'Étonnante Aventure de la mission Barsac (1901) — Author — 70 copies
Captain Antifer (1894) — Author — 67 copies
Foundling Mick (1893) — Author — 63 copies
A Winter Amid the Ice (1874) — Author — 60 copies
Tigers and Traitors (1959) 59 copies
Travel Scholarships (1902) — Author — 59 copies
Abandoned : The Mysterious Island (2/3) (1909) — Author — 58 copies
Der Kurier des Zaren. - 1 (1876) — Author — 52 copies
Mysterious Island [2005 TV movie] (2005) — Author — 51 copies
Cinco semanas en globo ; y Martín Paz (2008) — Author — 48 copies
Clovis Dardentor (1897) — Author — 48 copies
Michel Strogoff Tome 2 (1876) — Author — 47 copies
Their Island Home (1923) 47 copies
The Castaways of the Flag (1924) 43 copies
Works of Jules Verne (1983) 43 copies
Master Zacharius (2005) — Author — 42 copies
Backwards to Britain (1989) 42 copies
Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson (1861) — Author — 42 copies
The Thompson Travel Agency (1982) — Author — 40 copies
Second Year Ashore : Two Years' Vacation (2/2) (1900) — Author — 40 copies
Un Descubrimiento Prodigioso (Spanish Edition) (1867) — Author — 34 copies
Adventures of the Rat Family (1989) — Author — 32 copies
A Voyage in a Balloon (1851) 31 copies
An Antarctic Mystery (1/2) (1900) — Author — 29 copies
The Eternal Adam (1967) — Author — 28 copies
A Floating City / The Blockade Runners (1872) — Author — 27 copies
Greatest Adventures (1966) 23 copies
The Flight to France (1887) — Author — 23 copies
Into the Abyss (1963) — Author — 22 copies
Das Land der Pelze Band 1. (1885) — Author — 22 copies
Keraban der Starrkopf. - 2 (1984) — Author — 20 copies
Die Jangada. - 2 (1881) — Author — 20 copies
Un capitán de quince años (1979) 19 copies
Texar the Southerner (1973) 18 copies
The Flight to France/(SS) Gil Braltar (1987) — Author — 17 copies
Das Land der Pelze. - 2 (1984) — Author — 17 copies
Mathias Sandorf (2/2) (1656) 17 copies
Travelling Circus (1966) 15 copies
Mathias Sandorf (1/2) (1885) 15 copies
Tour Du Monde En Jours Le Rayon Vert (1977) — Author — 15 copies
Los piratas del Halifax (1984) 15 copies
La isla misteriosa I (1982) 14 copies
Reisestipendien Band 1 (1984) 14 copies
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, pt. 1 (1881) — Author — 14 copies
A Drama in the Air (SS) (1967) 14 copies
Mathias Sandorf (2/3) (1885) 14 copies
The Floating Island, pt. 1 (1984) 13 copies
Flood and Flame : Part Two of The Golden Volcano (1962) — Author — 13 copies
Keraban der Starrkopf - Band 1, (1984) — Author — 13 copies
Show on Ice (1961) 12 copies
Rejsen til månen (1978) 12 copies
An Antarctic Mystery (2/2) (1984) 12 copies
Mathias Sandorf (3/3) (1984) 12 copies
Burbank the Northerner (1963) 11 copies
Clovis Dardentor y La invasión del mar (2008) — Author — 11 copies
Mathias Sandorf (1/3) (1984) 11 copies
Het grote Jules Verne boek (1971) 11 copies
The Floating Island, pt. 2 (1973) 11 copies
Reisestipendien Band 2 (1984) 10 copies
Fritt-Flacc (2012) 9 copies
Der stolze Orinoco. - 2 (1984) — Author — 9 copies
Word Cloud Box Set: Brown (2015) 9 copies
Der stolze Orinoco Band 1 (1984) — Author — 9 copies
Jules Verne Collection (2020) 9 copies
Merkilliset matkat. 2 (1987) — Author — 8 copies
The Kip Brothers, pt. 2 (1984) 8 copies
Viaggi fantastici (2008) 7 copies
Der Findling, Bd.2 - JVC 65 (1984) — Author — 7 copies
a traves de la estepa (1974) 7 copies
Uppror i Indien (1972) 7 copies
The Marriage of a Marquis (2011) 7 copies
Ein Drama in Mexico. (German Edition) (2010) — Author — 7 copies
Pohjoista kohti (1978) 7 copies
Veinte mil leguas de viaje submarino I (1982) — Author — 6 copies
Cele 500 milioane ale Begumei. Sarpele de mare (2019) — Author — 6 copies
Famosas novelas (1977) 6 copies
Second Country (2008) 6 copies
Clovis Dardentor. Secretul lui Wilhelm Storitz (2019) — Author — 6 copies
L'etoile du sud (1930) — Author — 6 copies
A Priest in 1839 (2001) — Author — 6 copies
Golden Danube (2014) — Author — 6 copies
The Kip Brothers, pt. 1 (1984) 6 copies
Le Chancelor - Martin Paz (1950) — Author — 6 copies
Les romans de l'eau (2001) 6 copies
Viagem ao Centro da Terra (2000) 5 copies
Edgar Poe y sus obras (2004) 5 copies
Ne Alti Var Ne Ustu (2002) 5 copies
Buzullar Arasinda Bir Kis (2020) 5 copies
Selected Works 5 copies
Satul aerian: Spărgătorii blocadei (2010) — Author — 5 copies
Obras selectas (1985) — Author — 5 copies
Des enfants sur les routes (1994) — Author — 5 copies
Kapitein Nemo (1973) 5 copies
Talvi napajäissä (1978) 5 copies
El doctor Ox - Maese Zacarías (1996) — Author — 4 copies
Bandits & Rebels (2013) 4 copies
Jules (1984) 4 copies
Mistress Branican ; Clovis Dardentor (1979) — Author — 4 copies
Histoires inattendues (1875) 4 copies
Het stoomhuis (2016) 4 copies
Jules Verne (1995) 4 copies
Jules Verne 4 copies
Doctorul Ox 4 copies
Edom Frrit-Flakk Humbug (2003) 4 copies
Les indes noires le rayon vert — Author — 4 copies
Strade senza uscita — Author — 4 copies
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea [1916 film] (1916) — Original book — 4 copies
Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours - L'Archipel en feu (2006) — Author — 4 copies
Gil Braltar (2004) — Author — 4 copies
Miguel Strogoff (2009) 4 copies
Romans de la terre (2002) 4 copies
Journey to the Center of the Earth [abridged] (1997) — Author — 4 copies
Julio Verne (1991) 4 copies
Famosas novelas: 1 (1986) 4 copies
Romans du feu (2002) — Author — 3 copies
An Express of the Future (2014) 3 copies
Voyage au centre de la Terre (1864) — Author — 3 copies
Los piratas del Halifax (1984) 3 copies
Le Rayon Vert - L'Invasion de la Mer (2007) — Author — 3 copies
Stories and Novellas (2000) 3 copies
Dünya'nin Ucundaki Fener (2021) 3 copies
Testament eines Exzentrikers / Der Goldvulkan (1968) — Author — 3 copies
Weltuntergangsgeschichten (1995) 3 copies
HIJOS DEL CAPITAN GRANT (1979) 3 copies
Salaliitto (1978) 3 copies
L'archipel en feu sans dessus dessous (1969) — Author — 3 copies
Un drama en los aires El doctor Ox (1988) — Author — 3 copies
The Storm 3 copies
Le Secret De Wilhelm Storitz Hier Et Demain (1968) — Author — 3 copies
O život (1994) 3 copies
Mr. Chimp & Other Plays (2011) 3 copies
Deux ans de vacances - Tome 01 (2018) — Contributor — 3 copies
Michael Strogoff [1956 film] (2006) — Author — 3 copies
Jules Verne : Les romans de l'air (2001) — Author — 3 copies
The Carpathian Castle (2013) 3 copies
HIJOS DEL CAPITAN GRANT (II), LOS (2007) — Author — 2 copies
Omnibus Deel 3 (1876) 2 copies
Dy vjet pushime 2 copies
Plovoucí ostrov (2018) 2 copies
El pueblo aereo (1991) 2 copies
Hombrecillo (1988) 2 copies
Obras. I 2 copies
L'Home invisible (1990) 2 copies
Die Wette des Mr. Fogg (1975) 2 copies
Dueno del mundo 2 copies
Die Eissphinx 2 (1985) 2 copies
The Omnibus 2 copies
Famosas novelas V (1976) 2 copies
Famosas novelas (1978) 2 copies
Round the Moon (2004) 2 copies
Por un billete de lotería (Joyas Literarias Juveniles) (1973) — Original from — 2 copies
El naufragio del Cynthia (1991) 2 copies
Um Padre Em 1839 (1996) 2 copies
Bougainville (2005) 2 copies
A (1994) 2 copies
TIO ROBINSON 2 copies
Parisul în secolul XX (1995) 2 copies
Plující město (2022) 2 copies
Milionář na cestách (2022) 2 copies
Viaje al fin de la noche (2016) 2 copies
Tvrdohlavý Turek (2023) 2 copies
Dva Robinsoni (2023) 2 copies
Rio abajo (1987) 2 copies
Lo mejor de Julio Verne (1982) 2 copies
Reis maakera südamesse (2003) 2 copies
Fortieth Ascent of Mount Blanc (2002) — Author — 2 copies
JULES VERNE THE OMNIBUS (1931) 2 copies
The Mysterious Document (1964) 2 copies
To The Sun / Off On A Comet — Author — 2 copies
L'Invasion de la mer, suivi de Martin Paz (1996) — Author — 2 copies
Le Rayon vert. Face au drapeau (1967) — Author — 2 copies
La Decouverte du Monde Seconde Partie — Author — 2 copies
Obras . Tomo 4 (1981) 2 copies
Kétévi vakáció (1996) 2 copies
Kaptajn Grant børn (1974) 2 copies
Łowcy meteorów (1979) 2 copies
Découverte de la Terre (1992) 2 copies
Mysterious Document (1970) 2 copies
Obras de Julio Verne (1981) 2 copies
Les Índies negres (2022) 1 copy
Os nùfragos do ar (2003) 1 copy
Cuentos de la Alhambra (2013) 1 copy
Michel Strogoff (A2) (2017) 1 copy
TUNA KLAVUZU 1 copy
Deux ans de vacances (2019) — Contributor — 1 copy
Deux ans de vacances (2018) — Contributor — 1 copy
Mathias Sandorf Tome II & Tome III — Author — 1 copy
De la Terre à la Lune (2010) — Auteur illustré — 1 copy
Voyage au centre de la terre (2010) — Auteur illustré — 1 copy
On the Track 1 copy
Los Hermanos Kip (1976) 1 copy
Clovis Dardentor (Joyas Literarias Juveniles) (1979) — Original from — 1 copy
Aventuras de César Cascabel (1974) — Original from — 1 copy
Keraban el testarudo (Joyas Literarias Juveniles) (1978) — Orginal from — 1 copy
Michel Strogoff En Bd JULES VERNE (2000) — Auteur illustré — 1 copy
Le tour du monde en 80 jours (2010) — Auteur illustré — 1 copy
Michel Strogoff Tome 1 (1950) 1 copy
Meistererzählungen (1999) 1 copy
Um heroi de 15 anos (2005) 1 copy
Un Drama en Livonia (1976) 1 copy
El Rayo verde (1975) 1 copy
Viaje a la Luna (1973) 1 copy
Racconti 1 copy
Into Space 1 copy
Poésies Inédites (1989) 1 copy
Slavní dobyvatelé (1996) 1 copy
Chandrabhraman (2018) 1 copy
Aventuras en Africa (1974) 1 copy
End of the Journey (1965) 1 copy
Cuentos 1 copy
Obras Inmortales (1970) 1 copy
La Casa De Vapor (1985) 1 copy
Nouvelles de jeunesse (2005) 1 copy
Viaje a la Luna Tomo 1 (2013) 1 copy
Wonderreizen 1 copy
Mathias Sandorf 1 (1985) 1 copy
Miguel Strogoff (1985) 1 copy
Un Expreso Del Futuro (1895) 1 copy
Denizde Bulunan Çocuk (2013) 1 copy
Der Kurier des Zaren (1975) 1 copy
Dom na paru 1 copy
Dottor Ox (2019) 1 copy
El poble aeri (2022) 1 copy
O Doutor Ox 1 copy
Migel Strogoff (1998) 1 copy
Put na Mjesec (1989) 1 copy
Obras III 1 copy
Obras II 1 copy
Triumf XIX. století (2000) 1 copy
Hra o dědictví (1999) 1 copy
Plující ostrov (1999) 1 copy
Do Měsíce (1995) 1 copy
Do středu Země (1997) 1 copy
Dobrodružná závěť (1995) 1 copy
Maskinön 1 copy
Strýček Robinson (2020) 1 copy
Krásný žlutý Dunaj (2020) 1 copy
Kněz v roce 1839 (2019) 1 copy
Works of Jules Verne (2010) 1 copy
Klondike (2021) 1 copy
Bolid (2021) 1 copy
El tío Robinson (1901) 1 copy
A k vrendelet (1997) 1 copy
Dunavski peljar (1990) 1 copy
Viajes extraordinarios (1981) 1 copy
Adrift in Pacific (1964) 1 copy
Hier et demain (2015) 1 copy
Düslerin Efendisi (2015) 1 copy
Sdor My Regy (1969) 1 copy
Maitre zacharius (1995) 1 copy
San Carlos (2016) 1 copy
Récits retrouvés (2022) 1 copy
Ile Mysterieuse (2011) 1 copy
Un drama en los aires (1998) 1 copy
Martín Paz Indioa (1991) 1 copy
Güzel Sarı Tuna (2005) 1 copy
Rubur the Conqueror (2009) 1 copy
Un drame au Mexique (2017) 1 copy
Fatih Robur (2005) 1 copy

Associated Works

Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contributor — 500 copies
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contributor — 392 copies
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contributor — 241 copies
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [1954 film] (1954) — Original book — 234 copies
A Century of Science Fiction (1962) — Contributor — 194 copies
Science Fiction Stories (1991) — Contributor — 182 copies
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships (1940) — Contributor — 173 copies
Around the World in 80 Days [2004 film] (2004) — Original book — 170 copies
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contributor — 167 copies
Great Tales of Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 160 copies
Vampires, Wine, and Roses (1997) — Contributor — 155 copies
The Road to Science Fiction #1: From Gilgamesh to Wells (1977) — Contributor — 152 copies
Science Fiction Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2015) — Contributor — 139 copies
Around the World in 80 Days [1956 film] (1956) — Original book — 137 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 8th Series (1959) — Contributor — 135 copies
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contributor — 133 copies
The Antarktos Cycle (1999) — Contributor — 105 copies
Great Science Fiction Stories (1964) — Contributor — 103 copies
Journey to the Center of the Earth [1959 film] (1959) — Original book — 93 copies
French Short Stories (1998) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics (1954) — Contributor — 75 copies
World's Great Adventure Stories (1929) — Contributor — 75 copies
Swords & Steam Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2016) — Contributor — 62 copies
Lost Worlds Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contributor — 55 copies
In Search of the Castaways [1962 film] (1970) — Orignial book — 51 copies
The Road to Science Fiction #6: Around The World (1998) — Contributor — 47 copies
Mysterious Island [1961 film] (1961) — Origninal book — 45 copies
Beyond the Stars (Tales of Adventure in Time and Space) (1983) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (1983) — Contributor — 43 copies
Endless Apocalypse Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contributor — 39 copies
Visions of Tomorrow: An Interstellar Collection (1976) — Contributor — 33 copies
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 30 copies
The Monster-Maker and Other Science Fiction Classics (2012) — Contributor — 29 copies
Sail Away: Stories of Escaping to Sea (2001) — Contributor — 25 copies
Strange Lands: Short Stories (2020) — Contributor — 25 copies
The World's Greatest Books Volume 08 Fiction (1910) — Contributor — 24 copies
Roundup: A Nebraska Reader (1957) — Contributor — 21 copies
Master of the World [1961 film] (1961) — Original story — 18 copies
Science fiction through the ages 1 (1966) — Contributor, some editions — 14 copies
A Plunge Into Space (1890) — Preface — 14 copies
Escape Stories (1980) — Contributor — 9 copies
Around the World in 80 Days [2021 TV miniseries] (2021) — Original book — 9 copies
Saturn, July 1957 (Vol. 1, No. 3) (1957) — Contributor — 5 copies
Những chuyến du hành kì thú của Jules Verne (2013) — Contributor — 4 copies
To Shiver the Sky (2020) — Composer — 4 copies
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City [1969 film] (1969) — Original book — 3 copies
Saturn, March 1957 (Vol. 1 ∙ No. 1) — Contributor — 3 copies
Strange Signposts (Anthology 15-in-1) (1966) — Contributor — 3 copies
Famosas novelas III (1984) — some editions — 2 copies
I ledige Timer. Tre og tyvende Bind — Author, some editions — 1 copy
Explorers of the Infinite (1963) — Contributor — 1 copy
Around The World In 80 Days — Story — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Verne, Jules
Legal name
Verne, Jules Gabriel
Birthdate
1828-02-08
Date of death
1905-03-24
Burial location
Madeleine Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
Gender
male
Nationality
French
Country (for map)
France
Birthplace
Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
Place of death
Amiens, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
Cause of death
complications of diabetes
Places of residence
Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France (birth)
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Amiens, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
Education
Saint Donatien College
Occupations
clerk
stockbroker
secretary
science fiction writer
Relationships
Verne, Michel (son)
Verne, Paul (brother)
Awards and honors
SF Hall Of Fame (Posthumous Inductee ∙ 1999)
Officier de la Légion d'honneur (1892)
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1870)
Short biography
Jules Verne was born at Nantes on the 8th of February 1828. After completing his studies at the Nantes lycée, he went to Paris to study for the bar. His first success as a writer was obtained with Cinq semaines en ballon. He was a member of the Legion of Honour. He died at Amiens on the 24th of March 1905. His posthumous works were edited by his son, Michel.

Jules Gabriel Verne 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a series of bestselling adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872).

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 was markedly different in Anglophone regions where he had often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, largely because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels have often been printed. Since the 1980s, his literary reputation has improved.

Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.
Disambiguation notice
Verne's works in English (and other languages, for that matter) often have varied titles. Try here (http://www.phys.uu.nl/~gdevries/langu...) to identify title variations.

Many English translations are abridged in order to "improve" the story line.

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#545 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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villemezbrown | 18 other reviews | Apr 16, 2024 |
Verne keeps the pages turning, even when the scientific oration gets a bit tedious, and has an admirable way of making the narrator's self-deprecating descriptions feel real and relatable, but the amount of time spent on the build-up is not quite justified by the rather abrupt and almost matter-of-fact ending. Even so, the chapters underground, especially during the time the protagonist is lost in the dark, are quite excellent in their ability to transport me to the claustrophobic panic of the situation -- and wishing a story was longer is hardly the biggest criticism.… (more)
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Lucky-Loki | 227 other reviews | Apr 4, 2024 |
I've always been fascinated by the ocean world, and reading this for the first time as an adult was a delightful trip. Thale characters were lovable and grating in equal measure. It fits well in the "diary" narrative alongside Melville's Moby Dick, Poe's Arthur Gordon Pym, and Lovecraft's Mountain if Madness.
 
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postsbygina | 251 other reviews | Mar 23, 2024 |
Exciting story, very interesting, fun characters.
 
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