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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Date of Birth:
February 8, 1928
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
March 24, 1905
|Place of Death:
Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris
|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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|Around the World in Eighty Days|
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.
|Voyage into the Deep: The Saga of Jules Verne and Captain Nemo|
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.