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Nadar

1820–1910), French photographer, and a central figure in the extraordinary expansion of photography in the mid‐19th century. An exact contemporary of Charles Nègre and Gustave Le ...

VERNE, Jules

VERNE, Jules (1828–1905)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
629 words

...for the legal profession himself, but, as a young man living in Paris, began to have some small success as a playwright. He became a stockbroker and meanwhile wrote Cinq Semaines en ballon ( Five Weeks in a Balloon , 1863 ), which was suggested by the project of his friend ‘Nadar’ (Feliz Tournachon) to ascend in a huge gas balloon. Verne wrote the story at his club, because the crying of his baby son annoyed him. The novel was accepted by the publisher Hetzel, who wanted serials for a new journal, the Magasin d’éducation et de récréation . Voyage au...

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