2/8/1828, Nantes, France
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Jules Verne is considered to be one of the greatest Sci-Fi writers of all time and was a pioneer in the genre. His most famous books include "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", "Around the World in 80 Days", "Journey to the Center of the Earth", and "Five Weeks in a Balloon" as well as many others.
Jules Gabriel Verne
- Trivia & Quotes
Verne: Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
Verne: We may brave human laws but we cannot resist natural ones.
Verne: Liberty is worth paying for.
In the English speaking world, Verne's novels have always been more popular with younger people than with adults.
According to legend, Verne tried to run away to sea at the age of 10 only to be prevented from doing so by his parents. Today, few believe that this event occurred.
Verne was portrayed by Carl Esmond in the 1958 film From Earth to the Moon.
Verne's son, Michel Jules, was also a published author although his works sold far less than his father's.
Verne was friends with French author Alexandre Dumas during his younger days. Dumas encouraged Verne to pursue a writing career.