About Jules Verne

Picture of Jules Verne taken by Nadar Picture of Jules Verne taken by Nadar
  • Born in Nantes, France on 8 February 1828
  • Died in Amiens, France on 24 March 1905.
  • The most translated novelist in the world (148 languages according to UNESCO).
  • Obtained his law degree in Paris, France in 1850.
  • The creator of the geographic and scientific novel.
  • His works.
  • His life.
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  • We are frequently asked for a list of potentially useful sources in English to learn more about Verne. These books may help (some are out of print, but used copies may be available):
    • Butcher, William. Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006.
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    • Chesneaux, Jean. The Political and Social Ideas of Jules Verne. Translated by Thomas Wikeley. London: Thames and Hudson, 1972.
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    • Costello, Peter. Jules Verne, Inventor of Science Fiction. New York: Scribner’s, 1978.
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    • Evans, Arthur B. Jules Verne Rediscovered: Didacticism and the Scientific Novel. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.
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    • Evans, I. O. Jules Verne and His Work. New York: Twayne, 1966.
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    • Freedman, Russell. Jules Verne: Portrait of a Prophet. New York: Holiday House, 1965.
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    • Gallagher, Edward J., Judith A. Mistichelli, and John A. Van Eerde. Jules Verne: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1980.
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    • Haining, Peter. The Jules Verne Companion. New York: Baronet, 1979.
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    • Jules Verne, Jean. Jules Verne: A Biography. Translated and adapted by Roger Greaves. New York: Taplinger, 1976.
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    • Lottman, Herbert R. Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography. New York: St. Martin’s, 1996.
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    • Martin, Andrew. The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990.
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    • Smyth, Edmund, J., ed. Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000.
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    • Taves, Brian. Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
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    • Taves, Brian, and Stephen Michaluk Jr. The Jules Verne Encyclopedia. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996.
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    • Thompson, Ian. Jules Verne’s Scotland: In Fact and Fiction. Edinburgh: Luath, 2011.
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    • Unwin, Timothy. Jules Verne: Journeys in Writing. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2005.
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  • Other frequently asked questions about Verne are answered here.

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