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Jules Gabriel Verne
(ʒyl vɛʁn) (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his
s and his profound influence on the literary genre of
Born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, Verne was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher
led to the creation of the
, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Around the World in Eighty Days
Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary
. His reputation is markedly different in
, where he has often been labeled a
or a writer of
, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.
Verne is the second most translated author in the world (following
), and his works appear in more translations per year than those of any other writer. Verne is one writer sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," as are
H. G. Wells
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Les Voyages Extraordinaires – list of Verne works Compiled by Dennis Kytasaari
Jules Verne's works
A Jules Verne Centennial 1905–2005:
Zvi Har'El's Jules Verne Collection
Jules Verne Virtual Library
The Jules Verne Collecting Resource Page
Biography of Jules Verne
"Jules Verne: Father of Science Fiction?"
''Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography''
The maps from the Voyages Extraordinaires
Jules Verne Museum
North American Jules Verne Society
Centre International Jules Verne
Edgar Rice Burroughs
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