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									Jules VerneJules Verne
A legendary French author and pioneer of the science fiction genre, Jules Verne wrote visionary tales of space, air, and underwater adventure in classics like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

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Fact File

Name:
Jules Verne
Date of Birth:
February 8, 1928
Place of Birth:
Nantes, France
Date of Death:
March 24, 1905
Place of Death:
Amiens, France
Education:
Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris





Verne's Classic Work

Selected Works

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								Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Author: 
								Jules Verne, Victoria Blake (Introduction).

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne, Victoria Blake (Introduction)
In Verne's undersea adventure, the year is 1866 -- and the Pacific is being terrorized by a deadly sea monster. The U.S. government sends marine specialist Pierre Aronnax to investigate. When their ship is sunk by the creature, he and two other survivors discover that the "monster" is actually a submarine commanded by the diabolical Captain Nemo.
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								From the Earth to the Moon, Author: 
								Jules Verne, Lowell Bair (Translator), Gregory Benford (Introduction).
*  A Journey to the Interior of the Earth (1864)
*  From the Earth to the Moon (1865)
*  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869)
*  Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
*  The Mysterious Island (1874)
*  Facing the Flag (1897)

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Good to Know

Verne publicly criticized author H. G. Wells for inventing "cavourite" -- a substance impervious to gravity -- for his book The First Men in the Moon (1901). He held that Wells violated an important rule: that the logic of a story must not contradict existing scientific knowledge. "I sent my characters to the moon with gunpowder [From the Earth to the Moon, 1865], a thing one may see every day," Verne explained. "Where does Mr. Wells find his cavourite? Let him show it to me!"

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Another Amazing Adventure

A Variation on Verne

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								Around the World in Eighty Days, Author: 
								Jules Verne.

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Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne
In Verne's popular tale of a truly visionary voyage, an eccentric Englishman accepts a challenge to circle the globe with unprecedented speed in a fantastical journey of adventure, entertainment, and suspense.

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								Voyage into the Deep: The Saga of Jules Verne and Captain Nemo, Author: 
								Francois Riviere.

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Voyage into the Deep: The Saga of Jules Verne and Captain Nemo
by Francois Riviere
This unique graphic novel presents a fictionalized history of Jules Verne's experiences writing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Weaving together details of Verne's own life with the events aboard the infamous Nautilus, authors François Rivière and Serge Micheli tell an imaginative tale of art, science, and the passion for discovery.