Jules Verne

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One of the world’s most translated authors, Jules Verne is remembered above all for a series of dramatic adventure novels that have been adapted to television, stage and cinema, and whose titles have become synonymous in the popular imagination with scientific and technological progress in the nineteenth century. Perhaps most famous are the titles Verne produced over an intensely successful decade from the mid 1860s to the mid 1870s: Voyage au centre de la terre [1864; Journey to the Centre of the Earth], De la terre à la lune [1865; From the Earth to the Moon] and its sequel Autour de la lune [1869; Around the …

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Citation:
Unwin, Tim. "Jules Verne". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 May 2008
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  1. Speculative and Science Fiction
  2. Adventure Fiction