Jules Verne

1828 - 1905

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Jules Gabriel Verne (; French: [ʒyl ɡabʁijɛl vɛʁn]; 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a series of bestselling adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Verne has received more than 6,885,965 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). Jules Verne is the 16th most popular writer, the 11th most popular biography from France (up from 12th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Writer.

Jules Verne is most famous for his science fiction novels.

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Notable Works

The Mysterious Island
Journey to the Center of the Earth
From the Earth to the Moon
During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland. It is well known with what energy the taste for military matters became developed among that nation of ship-owners, shopkeepers, and mechanics. Simple tradesmen jumped their counters to become extemporized captains, colonels, and generals, without having ever passed the School of Instruction at West Point; nevertheless; they quickly rivaled their compeers of the old continent, and, like them, carried off victories by dint of lavish expenditure in ammunition, money, and men. But the point in which the Americans singularly distanced the Europeans was in the science of gunnery. Not, indeed, that their weapons retained a higher degree of perfection than theirs, but that they exhibited unheard-of dimensions, and consequently attained hitherto unheard-of ranges. In point of grazing, plunging, oblique, or enfilading, or point-blank firing, the English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket-pistols compared with the formidable engines of the American artillery.
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Juvenile Fiction
Dramatic version of Verne's tale of a submarine.
Around the World in Eighty Days
Five Weeks in a Balloon
Cinq semaines en ballon
Ficción, Fiction, Viajes alrededor del mundo
**První román mistra dobrodružných a fantastických příběhů líčí příběh tří odvážlivců, kteří v balonu přeletěli Afriku.** Příběh o statečnosti, touze objevovat, o vynalézavosti a přátelství vypráví dobrodružství trojice hrdinů, kteří podniknou během pěti týdnů výzkumnou cestu napříč africkým kontinentem v koši polořiditelného balonu. Nad pevninou tehdy ještě neprobádané Afriky jsou doktor Fergusson a jeho přátelé svědky neuvěřitelných zážitků s domorodým obyvatelstvem, bojují se zvířaty i přírodními živly a překonávají nejrozmanitější potíže. Vedle dramatického putování je v knize vykreslen charakter krajiny, jsou zde popsány místní zvířata a rostliny a čtenář se dozví o různých objevných cestách, které byly do 60. let 19. stol. v Africe uskutečněny.
De la terre à la lune
Continental european fiction (fictional works by one author), Fiction, science fiction, general, Ciencia-ficción
Novela grafica
Vingt mille lieues sous les mers
Toy and movable books, Fiction, Specimens
A nineteenth-century science fiction tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and undersea world, which anticipated many of the scientific achievements of the twentieth century.
L'Île mystérieuse
Popular Print Disabled Books, French Adventure stories, French language materials
This sequel to "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" doesn't advertise itself as such. Most of the book concerns the efforts of a group of hot-air balloon castaways in the south Pacific ocean attempting to use modern knowledge in order to survive in near-desert-island conditions. "Robinson Crusoe" (Defoe, 1719) started a trend of survival tales that lasts in some respects to this day and "Island" (1874) is Verne's contribution to that body of work. In my estimate, no film so far has done this book justice.
Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours
Viajes alrededor del mundo, Translations into Gujarati, Fiction
Phileas Fogg, a very punctual man had broken into an argument while conversing about the recent bank robbery. To keep his word of proving that he would travel around the world in 80 days and win the bet, he sets on a long trip, where he is joined by a few other people on the way. A wonderful adventure is about to begin!
Voyage au Centre de la Terre
Fiction, Science fiction, Imaginary Voyages
Three explorers descend to the center of the earth, where they encounter tumultuous storms, wild prehistoric animals, and fierce cavemen.


Among writers, Jules Verne ranks 16 out of 7,302Before him are Hans Christian Andersen, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Sophocles, Franz Kafka, and Miguel de Cervantes. After him are Virgil, Albert Camus, Molière, Anton Chekhov, Petrarch, and Honoré de Balzac.

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Among people born in 1828, Jules Verne ranks 2Before him is Leo Tolstoy. After him are Henry Dunant, Henrik Ibsen, Saigō Takamori, Rani of Jhansi, Hippolyte Taine, Charbel Makhlouf, Randal Cremer, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and Ferdinand Cohn. Among people deceased in 1905, Jules Verne ranks 1After him are William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Muhammad Abduh, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Ernst Abbe, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Per Teodor Cleve, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Louise Michel, Adolph Menzel, and Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jules Verne ranks 11 out of 6,770Before him are Joan of Arc (1412), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Louis Pasteur (1822), Louis XVI of France (1754), and Claude Monet (1840). After him are Montesquieu (1689), Louis XV of France (1710), Molière (1622), Charles de Gaulle (1890), Honoré de Balzac (1799), and Jean-Paul Sartre (1905).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jules Verne ranks 3Before him are Voltaire (1694), and Victor Hugo (1802). After him are Molière (1622), Honoré de Balzac (1799), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Denis Diderot (1713), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Émile Zola (1840), and Stendhal (1783).