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  Jules Verne - Biography and Works
Jules Gabriel Verne was born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France.
As a boy, Jules Verne ran off to be a cabin boy on a merchant ship, but he was caught and returned to his parents.
Jules Verne died in the city of Amines on March 24, 1905.
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 Jules Verne
Verne's stories, written for adolescents as well as adults, caught the enterprising spirit of the 19th century, its uncritical fascination about scientific progress and inventions.
Jules Verne was born and raised in the port of Nantes.
Verne became one of the most devoted admirers of the American author, and wrote his first science fiction tale, 'An voyage in Balloon' (1851), under the influence of Poe.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /verne.htm   (2435 words)

  YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Jules Verne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Verne was noted for writing about cosmic, atmospheric, and underwater travel before air travel and submarines were commonplace and before practical means of space travel had been devised.
Jules G. Verne was born in Nantes, France, to Pierre Verne, an attorney, and his wife, Sophie.
Verne's works also reflect the bitterness felt in France in the wake of defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 to 1871, and the loss of Alsace and Lorraine.
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 Jules Verne - MSN Encarta
Jules Verne (1828-1905), French author, who is often regarded as the father of science fiction.
Verne received the French Legion of Honor in 1870, a merit award for outstanding achievements in military or civil life.
Verne’s works have been the source of many films, beginning in 1902 with Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) by the pioneering French film director Georges Méliès.
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 Jules Verne Biography
Jules Verne was an amazing writer who predicted the science future of the world.
Jules had been reading and studying about them and decided it would be better to invent a balloon that could go up and down to catch the wind.
Jules Verne continued to write many important books basing his novels on the latest scientific knowledge and current theories about the earth.
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 Jules Verne - Books and Biography
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was born and raised in the port of Nantes.
Verne became one of the most devoted admirers of the American author, and wrote his first science fiction tale, 'An voyage in Balloon' (1851), under the influence of Poe.
Verne's works have inspired a number of film makers from Georges Méliès (A Trip to the Moon, 1902) and Walt Disney (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954) to such Hollywood directors as Henry Levin (Journey to the Center of the Earth, 1959) and Irwin Allen (Five Weeks in a Balloon, 1962).
www.readprint.com /author-85/Jules-Verne   (1301 words)

 A Jules Verne Centennial: 1905-2005
Many Verne celebrations were scheduled about this time, including a 6 day seminar in Amiens, where Verne lived, and in the port city of Nantes, France, where Verne was born in 1828.
Although in England and America Verne is considered mainly a children’s author, in France he is considered both an adult and a juvenile author, much as Lewis Carroll is in England.
Verne and his publisher Julius Hetzel paid acute attention to the details of these illustrations, so that they are almost an integral part of the story.
www.sil.si.edu /OnDisplay/JulesVerne100/verne_intro.htm   (516 words)

 Jules Verne Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Jules Verne was an adventurous child who lived in a small French town named Nantes.
Verne ran away once as a child and came upon a small boy who was crying.
Jules Verne was the first to solve the authors' problem of writing a believable story about a person going to the moon.
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 Verne, Jules. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
For some years his concerns alternated between business and the theater, but after 1863 he drew upon his interest in science and geography to write a series of romances of extraordinary journeys, in which he anticipated, with remarkable foresight, many scientific and technological achievements of the 20th cent.
Verne is especially known to English readers in translations of his Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), The Mysterious Island (1875), and Michael Strogoff (1876).
In 1989 the manuscript of Verne’s long-lost 1863 novel Paris in the 20th Century was discovered; the pessimistic and prophetic futurist work was published in 1994.
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 Forbes.com - Magazine Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Verne's vehicle is not a rocket but a projectile launched into space by a gigantic cannon.
Verne insisted, for example, that the Nautilus, the submarine in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), was "nothing wholly extraordinary, nor beyond the bounds of actual scientific knowledge." He was right.
Verne may not have been a great businessman, but he remained intrigued until the end of his life by matters financial.
www.forbes.com /forbes/2002/0415/290_print.html   (1045 words)

 Jules Verne. Biography and complete works
Jules Gabriel Verne was born in 1828, in Nantes, France.
As a boy, Jules Verne ran off to be a cabin boy on a merchant ship, but he was cought and returned to his parents.
Verne's early work, Paris in the 20th Century was turned down by the publisher, and it did not appear until 1997 in English.
www.booksfactory.com /writers/verne.htm   (697 words)

 Journey to the Center of Jules Verne ­ Vision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
When Jules Verne bragged to a coworker one morning in 1863 that he would soon be leaving his job in the financial markets of Paris for a "gold mine" in a brand new writing career, little did he know that he was changing the future.
In this early novel, Verne allows the world of the late 20th century to be ruled by an oppressive, totalitarian government.
According to Verne biographer Russell Freedman, Jules Verne "wished to warn his readers that science and technology can build a better world only if men learn to cooperate and use their powers wisely." Isaiah's prophecy assures the promise of that "better world" for which the father of science fiction longed.
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Verne had discovered his forte and it was his good fortune at this juncture to find in his publisher, Mr.
Verne was wont to show to visitors, not without a certain legitimate pride, the translations of his works kept in his library, where they occupied a goodly number of shelves, on which every language seemed to be represented.
The French reading public had become tired of the pale copies of Dumas' stories that were published in the early fifties, and it was Verne's good luck and merit to revive in an attractive manner a kind of novel that seemed to be exhausted.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15358c.htm   (331 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon - Brief Jules Verne Biography
JULES VERNE, probably the most widely read novelist in the world, died on March 24, 1905, at the age of seventy-seven, almost literally with pen in hand.
In Jules Verne's works it is the happening of the unexpected or the failure of the expected to happen that gives the vivid impression of reality.
When one of them suggested that there should be a "Jules Verne Day" at the Exposition the old author modestly and somewhat sadly shook his head and said, "Jules Verne has already had his day"--a remark true of the physical man, but farthest from the fact when applied to his literary life.
www.jsc.nasa.gov /er/seh/bioverne.htm   (1312 words)

 Author Information: Jules Verne :: Internet Book List :: A database of book information and reviews
Jules Gabriel Verne was born on the 8th of February, 1828 in Île Feydeau, in the city of Nantes, France.
From there, Jules Verne went on to become one of the most prolific authors of his time, publishing well over 50 novels, several non-fiction titles, as well as various short stories, poems, plays, and songs.
Wells, Verne is considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern science fiction.
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 Jules Verne Homepage and Biography on Bibliomania.com
Jules Verne was born to family of a seafaring and legal beackground in Nantes in 1828, where he was also educated.
Verne is famous for popularising science in a number of vividly imagined and often visionary adventure stories.
Verne's special talent was for writing books that explored the new sense that anything could be done in the nineteenth century particularly as regards transport.
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 Jules Verne
Verne, Jules (1828-1905), French author, who is often regarded as the father of science fiction.
He was born in Nantes, France, and ran away to sea at the age of 11.
Verne studied law in Paris, and from 1848 until 1863 wrote opera librettos and plays.
www.jules-verne.co.uk   (143 words)

 Michael Dirda
Jules Verne is, after Agatha Christie, the most popular writer in the world.
Verne's brisk, clear prose deftly mixed the real and the almost real, often by employing a fact-filled style that was sometimes journalistic, at other times scientific, but always replete with news items, historical events and leisurely descriptions of how things worked.
To read Jules Verne later in life is to discover a writer just as satisfying but even richer, one who is not only a natural storyteller but also a mythmaker, a social critic and an innovative artist.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/02/AR2006030201547.html   (1323 words)

 Amazon.com: From the Earth to the Moon: Books: Jules Verne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Written almost a century before the daring  flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne's prophetic novel of man's race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen.
Surely, though, Verne knew that the very idea of launching men to the moon via a superhuge cannon was not really an idea that could work; as such, he lets the story and especially his characterizations of the main players in the drama, take center stage over the science.
Verne writes a great story in From the Earth to the Moon, ending on a cliff hanger that leaves you wondering, exploring all the science of his day, and the possibilities therein.
www.amazon.com /Earth-Moon-Jules-Verne/dp/0553214209   (2408 words)

 The My Hero Project - Jules Verne
Jules Verne is my hero because he is very intelligent and his books give us as lot of interesting information.
Toward the end of his life Jules realized modern technology could be dangerous if people used it unwisely.
Nellie Bly was the first to beat Jules Verne's character's record for going around the world in 80 days.
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 Musée Jules Verne de Nantes
Jules Verne was born in Nantes's Ile Feydeau neighbourhood, a real island back then, isolated across an arm of the Loire River.
Jules Verne had moved 'up' to Paris to finish his law degree.
Jules Verne's life can be broken up into twenty years in Nantes, twenty-three in Paris and thirty-four in Amiens, pop.
www.nantes.fr /julesverne/jvnantes_bio_uk.htm   (1456 words)

 Jules Verne Moon Gun
Jules Verne's moon gun, as described in his 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon, was located in Florida.
Verne's spacecraft was launched in December, from latitude 27 deg 7 min North, 82 deg 9 min West Longitude.
Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon Nation: France.
www.astronautix.com /lvs/julongun.htm   (1615 words)

 The UnMuseum - Jules Verne
Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828, in the city of Nantes, France.
Verne had originally planned that the Captain would reveal himself as a Pole, avenging himself against the Russians who had killed his wife and taken his children to Siberia where they had died.
Verne unwillingly conceded to this demand, leaving both the nationality of Nemo and his attackers a mystery until a later book.
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 The Works of Jules Verne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Many of Jules Verne's novels have been made into motion pictures, mini-series and television specials, click on his name to see a list of titles listed in the IMDb.
In 1989 Jean Verne (grand-grandson of Jules Verne) was cleaning out the family house when he discovered the manuscript in a trunk.
Jules Verne, director of Académie des Sciences, des Lettres et des Arts d'Amiens, addresses a meeting on 12th December 1875 and tells the membership how he envisions the city of Amiens may be in the year 2000.
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 ESA - ATV - Jules Verne: the first and most elaborate space rendezvous for Europe
It is up to Jules Verne to demonstrate that, under the responsibility of the ATV Control Centre (ATV-CC) in Toulouse, it can automatically - and safely - handle any contingency plans for the safety of the ISS crew.
Jules Verne is launched from French Guiana by an Ariane-5 and injected into a 51.6 degree orbit, the same as that of ISS, at an altitude of around 230 km, compared to the Station’s altitude of around 400 km.
Jules Verne will demonstrate all these capabilities and re-supply ISS with 6.7 tonnes of water, refuelling propellant for the Station, and dry cargo such as bags.
www.esa.int /export/SPECIALS/ATV/SEMJXMS1VED_0.html   (1109 words)

 The Dutch Jules Verne Society
Its aim is to collect, process and distribute information of and about Jules Verne and his works, and of publications on this subject.
The Society also publishes stories by Jules Verne that are hard to find, or have even never been published as a volume before.
Jules Verne was born in 1828 in the harbour city of Nantes.
www.jules-verne.nl /gb   (399 words)

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