Jules Verne


Born
in Nantes, Kingdom of 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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Twenty Thousand Leagues Und...

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The Mysterious Island (Extr...

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From the Earth to the Moon ...

3.78 avg rating — 21,045 ratings — published 1865 — 117 editions
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Five Weeks in a Balloon (Ex...

3.76 avg rating — 17,875 ratings — published 1863 — 158 editions
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In Search of the Castaways;...

4.08 avg rating — 9,424 ratings — published 1867 — 428 editions
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Five Weeks in a Balloon The Adventures of Captain H... Journey to the Center of th... From the Earth to the Moon In Search of the Castaways;... Twenty Thousand Leagues Und... Round the Moon
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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

“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.”
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days

“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

Polls

September 2015 Old School Classic Poll

1857, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 329 pages
 
  35 votes, 22.9%

 
  25 votes, 16.3%

 
  23 votes, 15.0%

-850, The Odyssey by Homer, 560 pages
 
  19 votes, 12.4%

 
  15 votes, 9.8%

1853, Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell, 432 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.9%

1887, The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy, 464 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.6%

1833, Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac, 200 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.6%

1880, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, 352 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.6%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

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