Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France and died on March 24, 1904. He was a talented and great writer who wrote novels like "Journey To The Center Of The Earth", "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" or "Around the World in Eighty Days".
Biography and Career :
His parents were Sophie and Pierre Verne, an attorney. The couple also had another four children except Jules.
He used to spend summers in a country house outside the city which was situated on the banks of the Loire River. The time and experiences there created him a great imagination and this helped him write impressive works.
When he was 9 years old he went to the Saint Donatien College. There he studied Latin. During school his imagination developed more maybe because one of his teachers w
as inventor, the one who created the first submarine for the United States.
After finishing the lycee he went to Paris. His first writings were librettos for operettas. When his father found out that his son was writing and neglecting school, because he was studying law, he stopped offering him financial support.
He became a stockbroker to earn money in the same period when he met Alexandre Dumas, pere and Victor Hugo, who gave him advice about writing. Publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel helped him a lot; this was the beginning of a great career.
He is famous for novels like "Journey to the Center of the Earth", "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" or "Around the World in Eighty Days". The novels were published between 1863 and 1874. Now he is one of the five most translated writers in the world.
In 1886 he was shot in his leg and he got limp. Two years later he entered the politics. Because of his illnesses, diabetes, he died in 1905. The boulevard with his house is nowadays named after him.
In 1989 was discovered "Paris in the 20th Century", one of his writings, and in 1994 it was published.
On January 10, 1857 he married Honorine de Viane Morel, widow with two daughters. They had one child, Michel Jules Verne. He remained an important writer in the universal culture and his writings will be read with the same interest as ever.
Most Important Writings :
- 1863 Five Weeks in a Balloon
- 1864 Journey to the Center of the Earth
- 1865 From the Earth to the Moon
- 1867 In Search of the Castaways or Captain Grant's Children
- 1870 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
- 1871 A Floating City
- 1872 Dr. Ox's Experiment
- 1873 Around the World in Eighty Days
- 1875 The Mysterious Island
- 1878 Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen
- 1879 The Begum's Millions
- 1881 Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
- 1884 The Vanished Diamond
- 1884 The Archipelago on Fire
- 1886 Robur the Conqueror or The Clipper of the Clouds
- 1887 North Against South
- 1888 Two Years' Vacation
- 1892 The Castle of the Carpathians
- 1901 The Village in the Treetops
- 1904 The Master of the World
- 1904 Invasion of the Sea
- 1905 The Lighthouse at the End of the World
- 1908 The Chase of the Golden Meteor
- 1908 The Danube Pilot.
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