Jules Verne





Jules Verne

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born
in Nantes, France
February 08, 1828

died
March 24, 1905

gender
male

genre

influences


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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie. His prominent novels have been made into films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction".


Average rating: 3.83 · 349,619 ratings · 11,057 reviews · 686 distinct works · Similar authors
Around the World in Eighty ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 96,501 ratings — published 1873 — 988 editions
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Und...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 85,529 ratings — published 1870 — 880 editions
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Journey to the Center of th...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 72,829 ratings — published 1864 — 229 editions
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The Mysterious Island
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 21,458 ratings — published 1874 — 291 editions
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From the Earth to the Moon ...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 11,254 ratings — published 1863 — 277 editions
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Five Weeks in a Balloon (Ex...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 8,558 ratings — published 1863 — 194 editions
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In Search of the Castaways;...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 4,992 ratings — published 1867 — 135 editions
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20 000 Leagues Under the Se...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,911 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,278 ratings — published 1878 — 104 editions
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More books by Jules Verne…
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3.423357664233577 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 137 ratings

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“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”
Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”
Jules Verne, A Journey to the Center of the Earth

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. ”
Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Polls

Fourth Quarter 2014 Long Read

1862, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 1463 pages
 
  35 votes, 19.8%

 
  25 votes, 14.1%

1954, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1178 pages
 
  24 votes, 13.6%

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  20 votes, 11.3%

 
  18 votes, 10.2%

1874, The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne, 723 pages
 
  11 votes, 6.2%

800 BC, The Iliad by Homer, 683 pages
 
  11 votes, 6.2%

1957, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, 1168 pages
 
  10 votes, 5.6%

1993, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1474 pages
 
  8 votes, 4.5%

1996, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, 1079 pages
 
  8 votes, 4.5%

 
  5 votes, 2.8%

 
  2 votes, 1.1%

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