Jules Verne

(1828—1905) French novelist

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French novelist, author of a long series of books combining adventure and popular science. Among his most successful stories are: Voyage au centre de la terre (1864, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1871); Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (1870, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1872), the adventures of Captain Nemo and his crew aboard the submarine Nautilus; and Le Tour du monde en quatre‐vingts jours (1873, Around the World in Eighty Days), recounting the travels of the Englishman Phileas Fogg and his valet, Passepartout.

Subjects: Literature.

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