Works of Jules Verne, Vol. 15: The Exploration of the World

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Wildside Press, 2011 - Literary Collections - 386 pages
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Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre, and is best known for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. This volume contains Verne's Exploration of the World

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Jules Verne, one of the most influential writers of modern times, was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. These and others have been made into movies and TV mini-series. Twenty Thousand Leagues is even the basis of a popular ride at the Disney theme parks. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.

Charles F. Horne was an American writer born in 1870. A professor of English, at City College in New York, Horne was renown for his multi-volume history series which included: Great Men and Famous Women and The Great Events by Famous Historians. Horne passed away in 1942.

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