Jules Verne

Jules Verne

A Frenchman born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, Verne entered the world the first of five children.  With his family he spent the summers near the Loire River watching ships, which helped stimulate his creative imagination.  At age nine he attended boarding school and a couple years later, Verne decided to stow away on a ship destined for India.  Caught and punished, Verne promised his parents he would only travel in his mind.

After high school he studied law.  However, at that time, he discovered an interest in writing for the theater.  His father sorely disapproved of Verne spending time in something other than his law school work and refused to provide any more financial support.  This loss led Verne to become a stockbroker, a profession he detested.  While working, Verne also wrote, succumbing to one rejection after another.  His writing improved, however, after he became close friends with Alexandre Dumas, Sr. and met Victor Hugo.  Verne's new wife also gave him encouragement to continue writing and to find a publisher.

The publisher he found was Pierre-Jules Hetzel. With Hetzel's editing skills and suggestions, Verne's abilities improved to such an extent that he could eventually live off of his writing from both serialized stories and stage adaptations.  Yet his life would not remain so positive, for he changed inside when his nephew shot him in the left leg, leaving him to walk with a limp.  Then Hetzel and Verne's mother died in 1887, creating much grief for Verne.  His literary work turned darker, and Verne switched to politics, becoming town councilor of Amiens for 15 years.  After suffering from diabetes, Verne passed away in his home on March 24, 1905.

This author wrote about underwater machines, space travel, air travel, and anticipated with uncanny accuracy modern inventions and conveniences.  Along with H. G. Wells, Verne is considered the "Father of Science Fiction", and he is the second most translated author after Agatha Christie.  Verne left a tremendous legacy, and some of his works were made into films, such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Jules Verne, translated by Anthony Bonner and illustrated by Stephen Armes
from Grosset & Dunlap
Science Fiction for 5th-10th grade
in Science Fiction (Location: FIC-SCI)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Sterling Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and illustrated by Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 5th-10th grade
in Science Fiction (Location: FIC-SCI)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Books of Wonder
by Jules Verne, translated by Anthony Bonner and illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
from HarperCollins
Science Fiction for 5th-10th grade
in Science Fiction (Location: FIC-SCI)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Bantam Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by Anthony Bonner
from Bantam Books
Science Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.09
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne, Translated by Lewis page Mercier, edited by Allen Grove
from Chartwell Books
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Windermere Readers #19
by Jules Verne, translated by Philip Schuyler Allen
1956 printing from Rand McNally
for 10th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Windermere Series 2 (Cover 1)
by Jules Verne, translated by Philip Schuyler Allen
from Rand McNally
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Windermere Series 2 (Cover 2)
by Jules Verne, translated by Philip Schuyler Allen
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Windermere Series 3
by Jules Verne, translated by Philip Schuyler Allen
from Rand McNally
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Windermere Series 4
by Jules Verne, translated by Philip Schuyler Allen
1935 Edition from Rand McNally
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in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Antarctic Mystery
by Jules Verne
from SeaWolf Press
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
Around the World in 80 Days
by Jules Verne, Translated by George M. Towle
Illustrated Fir from SeaWolf Press
Adventure for 6th-10th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
Around the World in 80 Days
Reader's Digest World's Best Reading
by Jules Verne
from Reader's Digest
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in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Around the World in 80 Days (abridged)
by Jules Verne, abridged by Hilda Young, illustrated by Gianni Demo
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Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Edward A. Wilson
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Around the World in Eighty Days
Sterling Classics
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Adventure for 6th-10th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Around the World in Eighty Days
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Robin Jacques
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 7th-12th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Around the World in Eighty Days
Whole Story Series
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Jame's Prunier
from Viking Press
Adventure for 6th-10th grade
in Science Fiction (Location: FIC-SCI)
Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne, George M. Towle (Translator)
from Bantam Books
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$5.06
Around the World in Eighty Days
Books of Wonder
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Barry Moser
from William Morrow & Company
Adventure for 6th-10th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne, translated by William Butcher
Reprint from Oxford University
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$9.95
Around the World in Eighty Days
Puffin Classics
by Jules Verne
from Puffin Books
Adventure Stories for 6th-10th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$6.79
Around the World in Eighty Days - Comprehension Guide
Veritas Press Literature Comprehension Guides
by Jonathan Daughtrey & Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
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Clipper of the Clouds
by Jules Verne
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Complete Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne, translated by Emanuel J. Mickel
from Indiana University Press
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
ECL: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Educator Classic Library #2
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and illustrated by Don Irwin
Complete and Unabridged Edition from Classic Press
in Educator Classic Library (Location: VIN-ECL)
ECL: Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Don Irwin
for 3rd-8th grade
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Eyewitness Classics: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (adapted & annotated)
by Jules Verne
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Five Weeks in a Balloon
by Jules Verne, translated by William Lackland and illustrated by Edouard Riou
Illustrated Fir from SeaWolf Press
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From the Earth to the Moon
by Jules Verne, Translated by Louis Mercer & Eleanor King
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Journey to the Center of the Earth
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Edouard Riou
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Science Fiction for 6th-10th grade
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Journey to the Center of the Earth
by Jules Verne
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Journey to the Center of the Earth
Puffin Classics
by Jules Verne
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Science Fiction for 6th-10th grade
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$7.64
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Sterling Classics
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Science Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Science Fiction (Location: FIC-SCI)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Edouard Riou
from Dover Publications
Science Fiction for 6th-10th grade
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Great Illustrated Classics
by Jules Verne
from Dodd, Mead & Co.
Science Fiction for 6th-10th grade
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Master of the World
by Jules Verne
from SeaWolf Press
for 9th-Adult
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Michael Strogoff
by Jules Verne
from SeaWolf Press
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in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$11.95
Michael Strogoff
by Jules Verne, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth
from Charles Scribner's Sons
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Michael Strogoff
by Jules Verne
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Mysterious Island
Signet Classics
by Jules Verne
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Science Fiction for 10th-Adult
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Mysterious Island
by Jules Verne, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth
from Charles Scribner's Sons
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Mysterious Island
by Jules Verne, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth
from SeaWolf Press
Science Fiction for 10th-Adult
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Mysterious Island
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Edward A. Wilson
from Heritage Press
Science Fiction for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Off on a Comet
by Jules Verne
from SeaWolf Press
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
Paris in the Twentieth Century
by Jules Verne
from Random House
for 9th-Adult
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$12.75
Seawolf Jules Verne Collection
from SeaWolf Press
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$92.57
Their Island Home
by Jules Verne, translated by Cranstoune Metcalfe
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-8th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Penguin Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by David Coward
from Puffin Books
Science Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$11.05
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Vintage Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by Henry Frith
from Vintage Classics
Science Fiction for 10th-Adult
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$8.50
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne
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Science Fiction for 5th-8th grade
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$6.40 (1 in stock)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne, with essays by Matthew Booth and David Stuart Davis
from Worth Press
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and illustrated by Edward A. Wilson
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Rainbow Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and illustrated by Kurt Wiese
from World Publishing Company
Science Fiction for 5th-8th grade
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and illustrated by W. J. Aylward
from Charles Scribner's Sons
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and illustrated by Henry C. Pitz
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Science Fiction for 5th-8th grade
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Signet Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by Mendor Brunetti
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Science Fiction for 10th-Adult
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$5.06
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne, illustrated by Milo Winter
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Oxford World's Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by William Butcher
2nd edition from Oxford University
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$11.01
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne, translated by Philip Schuyler Allen and illustrated by Joseph Ciardiello
from Reader's Digest
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in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Seawolf Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by F. P. Walter
Illustrated 1875 from SeaWolf Press
for 10th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$13.13
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (abridged)
Puffin Classics
by Jules Verne
from Puffin Books
Science Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Science Fiction (Location: FIC-SCI)
$5.94
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
by Jules Verne
Little Unicorn Classic series from Unicorn Publishing House
for 2nd-4th grade
in Science Fiction (Location: FIC-SCI)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and Ron Miller, illustrated by Ron Miller
from Unicorn Publishing House
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