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Jules Verne

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(1828–1905), French novelist, author of a long series of books combining adventure and popular science. Among his most successful stories are: Voyage au centre de la terre (1864, ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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47 words

..., Jules ( 1828–1905 ) French novelist . He is often considered one of the founding fathers of science fiction . Verne's imaginative adventure novels include Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( 1864 ), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea ( 1869 ) and Around the World in Eighty Days ( 1873...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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History, Military History
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659 words
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...against Parisian agitation and was not too far from the sea, where Verne sailed his beautiful yachts, all named St. Michel . Jules Verne. Snark / Art Resource, NY Three events contributed to the maturing of Jules Verne’s calling as a novelist. First, two quasi-impromptu voyages, one to Scotland in 1859 and the other to Norway in 1862 , brought to light his extraordinary gift for observation; later, in 1867 , he traveled to the United States on board Great Eastern . Second, Verne’s friendship with Nadar ( Gaspard-Félix Tournachon ; 1820–1910 )—the...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Literature
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92 words

..., Jules ( 1828–1905 ) French novelist . Among his most successful adventure novels are Voyage au centre de la terre ( 1864 : Voyage to the Centre of the Earth ), Vingt mille lieues sous les mers ( 1870 : Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea ), and Le Tour du monde en quatre‐vingts jours ( 1873 : Round the World in Eighty Days ), recounting the travels of the Englishman Phileas Fogg . Three popular series of Verne's works in English appeared in the 1860s and 1870s translated by, amongst others, W. H. G. Kingston...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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..., Jules ( 1828–1905 ) French novelist , who achieved great popularity with a series of books combining adventure and popular science. Among his most successful novels are Voyage au centre de la terre ( 1864 : Voyage to the Centre of the Earth ), Vingt mille lieues sous les mers ( 1870 : Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea ), and Le Tour du monde en quatre‐vingts jours ( 1873 : Round the World in Eighty Days ), recounting the travels of the Englishman Phileas Fogg . These were quickly translated into English for one of three popular series of...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Jules ( 1828–1905 ) French fantasy novelist Five Weeks in a Balloon [ Cinq Semaines en ballon ] ( 1863 ) Fiction A Journey to the Centre of the Earth [ Voyage au centre de la terre ] ( 1864 ) Fiction From the Earth to the Moon [ De la Terre à la Lune ] ( 1865 ) Fiction Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea [ Vingt mille lieues sous les mers ] ( 1869 ) Fiction Around the World in Eighty Days [ Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours ] ( 1873 ) Fiction...

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

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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...VERNE, Jules ( 1828–1905 ) Pioneer writer of science fiction who was born in Nantes, the son of a lawyer. He studied 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...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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2,333 words
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...; Fantasy ; Science Fiction ; Sea Stories ; and biographies of figures mentioned in this article. Janice M. Bogstad Costello, Peter . Jules Verne, Inventor of Science Fiction . New York: Scribners, 1978. Evans, Arthur B. Jules Verne Rediscovered . New York: Greenwood, 1988. Jules-Verne, Jean . Jules Verne: A Biography . Translated by Roger Greaves . New York: Taplinger, 1976. Lottman, Herbert R. Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography . New York: St. Martin's Press,...

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

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2007
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..., Jules ( 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 couple of comic operas which were reasonably successful. This encouraged him into a writing career, and with the publication in a magazine of some travel stories, he found his true métier in travel tales with a background of scientific knowledge and invention, which proved immensely popular all through Europe. If Around the World in Eighty Days ( 1872 ) is his most...

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The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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718 words

...which now replaced the fine etchings of Verne's earlier New Zealand novels. Jules Verne's varied picture of New Zealand associates fiction and information in a unique and influential way. By exploiting the romance of ‘Old New Zealand’ he appealed to his readers' imagination while passing on substantial factual information. Geographical isolation presented obvious advantages for the storyteller while rapid economic development justified his belief in the exploitation of the planet for the betterment of mankind. Verne's versions of New Zealand combined romance...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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724 words

..., Jules ( 1828–1905 ). French novelist . Long considered a minor author for young people, Verne is now accorded more critical attention; many French writers admit enthusiasm for him. While losing some of his status as a scientific seer, he has begun to shed the mantle of political prophet which almost replaced it. What remains are some 18 Voyages extraordinaires , the general title under which Verne's work appeared in volumes. Their freshness is sustained by narrative energy; their imaginative inventiveness, underpinned by scrupulous detail. They can be...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
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46 words

...0Jules Jules Verne 1828 – 1905 French novelist If there be green in paradise, it cannot but be of this shade, which most surely is the true green of hope! The Green Ray (1882) ch. 3 green in paradise true green of hope true green of ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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Quotations
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...0Jules Jules Verne 1828 – 1905 French novelist If there be green in paradise, it cannot but be of this shade, which most surely is the true green of hope! The Green Ray (1882) Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. Journey to the Centre of the Earth ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
48 words

...Jules Verne 1825 – 1905 As for the Yankees, they have no other ambition than to take possession of this new continent [the moon], and to plant upon the summit of its highest elevation the star-spangled banner of the United States. From the Earth to the Moon ,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
63 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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53 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
78 words
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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music
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273 words

...Jules Verne b. 1 April 1883, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA, d. 1945. Allen has strong claims to the title of the original singing cowboy. By the time he was 10, he was working as a ranch boy and over the years progressed to be a horse-wrangler, a rough-string rider and finally a top ranch-hand, who also did occasional police work. During earlier years he had played the guitar and sung for the entertainment of his fellow cowboys and, after a period in the army, decided to try for a singing career. Around 1920, he became a western folk singer and sang...

Jules Verne

Jules Verne  

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(1828–1905),French novelist, author of a long series of books combining adventure and popular science. Among his most successful stories are: Voyage au centre de la terre (1864, Journey to the Centre ...
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B. 1 April 1883, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA, d. 1945. Allen has strong claims to the title of the original singing cowboy. By the time he was 10, he ...
22 The History of the Book in France

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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10,032 words
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...in the establishment of long-lasting houses: *Dalloz , *Garnier , *Plon , *Dunod , *Larousse . The mechanization of *wood engraving led to a boom in children’s literature. Although the best-known names remain those of the comtesse de Ségur (a Hachette author) and Jules Verne (published by Hetzel ), the phenomenon also benefited provincial publishers. French Romanticism is associated above all with poetry and the novel, and to a lesser extent the theatre; but the greatest success of the period was a religious essay, Lamennais’s Paroles d’un...

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