Jules Verne, 1828-1905

Biographical note

French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth (written in 1864), From the Earth to the Moon [1865], Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea [1869-1870], and Around the World in Eighty Days [1873]. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. Consequently he is often referred to as the "Father of science fiction", along with H. G. Wells. Verne is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie

  1. Works in French
  2. Works in English translation

Works in French

Voyages Extraordinaires

Short Stories

  • Un drame au Mexique [1851]
  • Un drame dans les airs [1851]
  • Martin Paz [1852]
  • Maître Zacharius [1854]
  • Un hivernage dans les glaces [1855]
  • Le Comte de Chanteleine [1864]
  • Les Forceurs de blocus [1865]
  • Une Fantaisie du Docteur Ox [1872]
  • Une ville idéale [1875]
  • Les Révoltés de la Bounty [1879]
  • Dix Heures en chasse [1881]
  • Frritt-Flacc [1884]
  • Gil Braltar [1887]
  • La Journée d'un journaliste américain en 2889 [1891]
  • Aventures de la famille Raton [1891]
  • Monsieur Ré-Dièze et Mademoiselle Mi-Bémol [1893]

Works in English translation

Extraordinary Voyages

Short Stories

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