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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. ...
Vingt mille lieues sous les mers

Vingt mille lieues sous les mers  

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(1870).One of the most popular novels of Jules Verne; it centres on the misanthropic Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus.
yachting

yachting  

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The sport of racing or cruising in yachts, the term applying to both sailing and power vessels built for pleasure, or converted for it. The word has rather an old-fashioned, elitist ring to it, but ...

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