Jules Verne





Jules Verne


Born
in Nantes, France
February 08, 1828

Died
March 24, 1905

Genre

Influences


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".

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Around the World in Eighty ...

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Und...

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Journey to the Center of th...

3.82 avg rating — 91,681 ratings — published 1864 — 916 editions
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The Mysterious Island

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4.06 avg rating — 28,403 ratings — published 1874 — 402 editions
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From the Earth to the Moon ...

3.78 avg rating — 14,603 ratings — published 1865 — 73 editions
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Five Weeks in a Balloon (Ex...

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In Search of the Castaways;...

4.05 avg rating — 6,438 ratings — published 1867 — 180 editions
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20,000 Leagues Under the Se...

3.96 avg rating — 2,601 ratings — published 1948 — 33 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.”
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Polls

August 2015 Revisit the Shelf Classic Poll

1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 182 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.2%

1932, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 232 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.2%

 
  20 votes, 13.8%

 
  17 votes, 11.7%

1965, Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.3%

1814, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 507 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.7%

 
  8 votes, 5.5%

 
  6 votes, 4.1%

 
  6 votes, 4.1%

1951, The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 560 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1985, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

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