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Jules Verne

French novelist, poet and playwright

1828   -   1905

genre: science fiction, theater, adventure novel, speculative fiction, poetry
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: lycée Georges-Clemenceau
occupation: novelist, playwright, poet, librettist, children's writer
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Montyon Prize, Knight of the Legion of Honour
influenced by: James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, George Sand, Daniel Defoe, Victor Hugo, Walter Scott

Jules Gabriel Verne (; French: [ʒyl vɛʁn]; 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Jules Verne was born in the seaport of Nantes, 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 colaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzell 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 (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). 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, largely 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, 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.
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short story by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne

Backwards to Britain

Novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne

Un prêtre en 1839

book by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne


Cesty na divadle

literair werk van Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne

Historie velkých objevů

literair werk van Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne

Une ville idéale

short story by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne


Un neveu d'Amérique

pièce de théâtre de Jules Verne, Charles Wallut et Édouard Cadol

author: Jules Verne, Charles Wallut, Édouard Cadol


Michel Strogoff

pièce de théâtre

author: Jules Verne, Adolphe d'Ennery

Le Désert de glace

romanzo scritto da Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne


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