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Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 - 24 March 1905) 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 has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.
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Stories by Jules Verne
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Completed ) by JulesVerne
A Journey to the Centre of the Ear...
Journey to the Center of the Earth (French: Voyage au centre de la Terre, also translated under the titles A...
ranking #82 in classics See all rankings
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870) (Completed) by JulesVerne
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the...
In 1866, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest is a giant narwhal. The U...
ranking #64 in adventure See all rankings
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Completed) by JulesVerne
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Compl...
Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure nove...
ranking #63 in adventure See all rankings
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