Verne, Jules, 1828-1905

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1828-02-08
Death 1905-03-24
Gender:
Male
French
French

Biographical notes:

Jules Verne (b. February 8, 1828, Nantes, France–d. March 24, 1905, Amiens, France) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright.

Verne was born in the seaport of Nantes, where he 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 Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, largely because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.

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Subjects:

  • Science fiction
  • Voyages, Imaginary
  • Novels
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Occupations:

  • Authors
  • Playwrights
  • Novelists
  • Poets

Places:

  • Republic of France, 00, FR
  • Amiens, B6, FR
  • Nantes-en-Ratier, B9, FR