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Literature to the Glory of God: Jules Verne- Iconic French Author of 'Around the World in 80 Days'

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"Jules Verne, a 19th-century French author, is famed for such revolutionary science-fiction novels as 'Around the World in Eighty Days' and 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.'

Who Was Jules Verne?

Jules Verne hit his stride as a writer after meeting publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel, who nurtured many of the works that would comprise the author's Voyages Extraordinaires. Often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction," Verne wrote books about a variety of innovations and technological advancements years before they were practical realities. Although he died in 1905, his works continued to be published well after his death, and he became the second most translated author in the world..." from the article: Jules Verne

Illustration d’une nouvelle de Jules Verne paru chez Alba Verba

20.000 leagues Under the Sea

"...Verne was Catholic, as you would expect of a Frenchman, but the degree of his devotion is a matter of debate. It doesn’t help our cause that the writer, at the age of 70, burned all his papers.1 Nevertheless we have a few anecdotes: when he met with Pope Leo XIII, who was a fan of his writing, rumor has it he was moved to tears by the holy man,2 plus he described himself as “a believer.” But he apparently also stopped attending mass several decades before his death, causing some to speculate that he ended his life as an agnostic..." from the article: Jules Verne

Aboard the Nautilus

"French Author Jules Verne is one of the world's most celebrated writers. Releasing stories in his Voyages Extraordinaires series, he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Generations of readers have been swept away by his thrilling escapades and Hollywood has often looked to adapt his work...From the article: 10 Jules Verne Movies You Should Watch If You Love Adventure

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