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


Journey to the Centre of the Earth


De la terre à la lune


From the Earth to the Moon

] and its sequel

Autour de la lune


Around the Moon


Vingt mille lieues sous les mers


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas


Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours


Around the World in Eighty Days

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Citation: Unwin, Tim. "Jules Verne". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 May 2008 [, accessed 05 March 2024.]

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