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Jules Gabriel Verne
(ʒyl vɛʁnlang; 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 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 since 1979, between the English-language writers
, and probably was the most-translated during the 1960s and 1970s. He is one of the authors sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are
H. G. Wells
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Centre International Jules Verne
North American Jules Verne Society
Jules Verne Museum
The maps from the Voyages Extraordinaires
''Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography''
"Jules Verne: Father of Science Fiction?"
Biography of Jules Verne
The Jules Verne Collecting Resource Page
Jules Verne Virtual Library
Zvi Har'El's Jules Verne Collection
A Jules Verne Centennial 1905–2005:
Jules Verne's works
Les Voyages Extraordinaires – list of Verne works Compiled by Dennis Kytasaari
Edgar Rice Burroughs
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