Captain Antifer

Captain Antifer

by Jules Verne
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Captain Antifer by Jules Verne

The books of Jules Verne (1828-1905) created characters and formulated ideas which have stimulated and entertained countless reader since they first appeared. They have been the subject of films, radio dramatizations and have even been presented on ice! The deft and original quality in Verne's works has given them an amazing popularity. His parents were of a seafaring tradition, one factor which influenced his writings. As a boy, Jules Verne ran off to be a cabin boy on a merchant ship, but he was caught and returned to his parents. In 1847 Jules was sent to study law in Paris. While there, however, his passion for theater grew. Later in 1850, Jules Verne's first play was published. His father was outraged when he heard that Jules was not going to continue law, so he discontinued the money he was giving him to pay for his expenses in Paris. This forced Verne to make money by selling his stories. After spending many hours in Paris libraries studying geology, engineering, and astronomy, Jules Verne published his first novel Five Weeks in a Balloon. Soon he started writing novels such as Journey to the Center of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589633223
Publisher: Press Holdings International
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Widely regarded as the father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote more than seventy books and created hundreds of memorable characters. His most popular novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, is not only a brilliant piece of scientific prophecy, but also a thrilling story with superb, subtle characterizations.

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1828

Date of Death:

March 24, 1905

Place of Birth:

Nantes, France

Place of Death:

Amiens, France

Education:

Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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