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Jules Verne

(1828—1905) French novelist

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Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts  

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(1965– )Academic, critic, and science fiction writer, born in London; Salt (2000) began a sequence of richly thoughtful science fiction. Splinter (2007) is inspired by Jules Verne. Under various ...
Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories  

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(1926–94; 2004–6)Was the first science fiction magazine. Created by Hugo Gernsback, who lost control of it in 1929, Amazing popularized ‘scientifiction’ as inspirational and educational, emphasizing ...
Book Trade

Book Trade  

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[see also Libraries; Literacy; Manuscripts; Printing in France until 1600]1. An Unchanging RegimeThe organization of the French book industry changed little between the age of Gutenberg and the ...
Col. George William Bell

Col. George William Bell  

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(1832–1907),served for seven years as US Consul at Sydney, Australia, before visiting New Zealand in 1903. Anticipating a colony ‘sub merged with socialism’ he found in Seddon's New Zealand ...
diving

diving  

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A method of marine fishing in which some species (such as octopus, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers) are handpicked by divers, brought to the surface, placed in boats, and taken ashore for processing.
Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton  

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(1897–1968)London‐born children's writer who trained to be a teacher at Ipswich High School. According to UNESCO, Blyton is the fourth most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie ...
H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells  

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(1866–1946)British novelist and social philosopher.Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, the son of an unsuccessful tradesman and a lady's maid. As the result of a boyhood accident he became an omnivorous ...
Jules Hetzel

Jules Hetzel  

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(1814–86).Bookseller, publisher, and writer. In 1862 he opened a Paris bookshop specializing in children's books, founding the hugely successful Magasin d'éducation et de récréation in which he ...
L' Île mystérieuse

L' Île mystérieuse  

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Serialized in Le Magasin d'éducation et de récréation (1874–5), this most Vernian of Verne's novels links Les Enfants du capitaine Grant (1867) to Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (1869) ...
Le Petit Journal

Le Petit Journal  

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The first daily newspaper—popular in content, style, and price (1 sou)—to gain lasting success: its average circulation in the 1890s was 1 million. Launched in 1863 as a literary paper ...
M.K. Joseph

M.K. Joseph  

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(1914–81),New Zealand poet and novelist, born in London, educated at University College, Auckland, and at Oxford University. After serving in the Second World War, he returned to New Zealand ...
Nemo, Le Capitaine

Nemo, Le Capitaine  

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Hero of Verne's Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, who reappears dramatically at the end of L'Ile mystérieuse.
Roman d'aventure

Roman d'aventure  

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1. MedievalTerm sometimes used to refer to medieval romances such as Le Roman de la Violette or Joufroi de Poitiers, which are characteristically 13th‐c. or later, with a strong ...
science Fiction

science Fiction  

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A popular modern branch of prose fiction that explores the probable consequences of some improbable or impossible transformation of the basic conditions of human (or intelligent non‐human) existence. ...
Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules (1828–1905)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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. The French novelist Jules Verne was born in Nantes in February 1828, the son and grandson of lawyers

Verne, Jules

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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He is often considered one of the founding fathers of science fiction. Verne's imaginative adventure novels include Journey to

Verne, Jules

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1828–1905).

French novelist. Long considered a minor author for young people, Verne is now accorded more critical

Verne, Jules

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1828–1905), French author of science- based adventure stories of the mid- to late 19th century. Verne completed

Verne, Jules

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Christiane Mortelier

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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(1828–1905),

the innovative French fantasy novelist, mentions New Zealand in a number of his Extraordinary Journeys to Lands Known and Unknown...

Verne, Jules

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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(1828–1905), French author, who was born at Nantes and was an accomplished yachtsman. He originally studied for the Bar, but went to Paris where he wrote the librettos for a ... More

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