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: 3.82 · 315,792 ratings · 10,403 reviews · 915 distinct works · Similar authors
Around the World in Eighty ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 89,747 ratings — published 1872 — 939 editions
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Und...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 77,301 ratings — published 1870 — 838 editions
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Journey to the Center of th...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 69,197 ratings — published 1864 — 726 editions
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The Mysterious Island
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 20,028 ratings — published 1874 — 267 editions
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From the Earth to the Moon ...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 10,568 ratings — published 1863 — 265 editions
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Five Weeks in a Balloon (Ex...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 8,034 ratings — published 1863 — 188 editions
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In Search of the Castaways;...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 4,683 ratings — published 1867 — 125 editions
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Dick Sands the Boy Captain ...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,102 ratings — published 1878 — 95 editions
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Michael Strogoff
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,857 ratings — published 1876 — 220 editions
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Round the Moon
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 1,623 ratings — published 1870 — 127 editions
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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

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