Jules Verne

Easton Press Jules Verne books

A Journey To The Center of The Earth - The Collector's Library of Famous Editions - 1966
The Mysterious Island - The Collector's Library of Famous Editions - 1959
From The Earth To The Moon - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1970
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea - 100 Greatest Books Ever Written - 1977
Around The World In Eighty Days - The Collector's Library of Famous Editions - 1983
From The Earth To The Moon - The Collector's Library of Famous Editions - 1997, 2002

Three volume set including:
A Journey To The Center of The Earth
Around The World In Eighty Days
The Mysterious Island

Franklin Library Jules Verne books

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea - World's Best Loved Books - 1978
Around the World in Eighty Days - World's Best Loved Books - 1983
Around the World in Eighty Days, and From Earth to the Moon - Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers - 1985

Author Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne, born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, was a visionary author whose imagination propelled generations of readers on fantastical journeys to the farthest reaches of the Earth and beyond. Verne's early years were marked by a passion for adventure and exploration, nurtured by the tales of seafaring adventurers and the rapid technological advancements of the 19th century. He was educated at Saint Donatien College where he may have been a student of Brutus de Villeroi (inventor and pioneer of the first submarines). While history supports no formal records of Jules Verne studying under Brutus de Villeroi, it is widely believed that Villeroi may have inspired the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne. After failing to complete his law degree in Paris, Verne embarked on a career as a playwright and stockbroker, but it was his love of literature and science that ultimately led him to pursue writing full-time. In 1863, Verne published his first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, which laid the foundation for his future success as a pioneer of the science fiction genre.

Verne's prodigious output and vivid imagination captured the spirit of the age, as readers eagerly devoured tales of submarines exploring the depths of the ocean, rockets hurtling through space, and intrepid adventurers journeying to the center of the Earth. His meticulous attention to scientific detail, coupled with his boundless sense of wonder and curiosity, imbued his stories with a sense of realism and authenticity that captivated audiences around the world. Among Verne's most enduring works are Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and From the Earth to the Moon, each of which continues to inspire readers and filmmakers alike with their timeless themes of exploration, discovery, and the triumph of the human spirit. It was his imagination, and ability to foresee the advancement of science and technology that enabled him to usher science fiction into a new era. Jules Verne not only predicted many future scientific inventions, but he strongly influenced the writing of many future science fiction writers including H. G. Wells, and Rider Haggard. Over the course of his writing career Jules Verne wrote many novels and short stories with varied levels of success. His later writing began to take on a depressed feeling as seen in The Lighthouse at the End of the World, and Invasion of the Sea.

Verne's influence extended far beyond the realm of literature, shaping popular conceptions of science, technology, and the future. His works inspired countless inventors, scientists, and explorers to push the boundaries of what was possible, while his enduring legacy as a pioneer of speculative fiction continues to inspire generations of writers to imagine new worlds and new possibilities. Jules Verne passed away on March 24, 1905, but his legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of readers around the world who continue to be captivated by his tales of adventure, exploration, and the limitless potential of the human imagination.

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