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About the Author: Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (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. He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie. His prominent novels have been made into films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction".


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Paperback, Published in Jul 2008 by Book Jungle

ISBN10: 1605977268 | ISBN13: 9781605977263

Page count: 260

Middle school and older readers will enjoy this action adventure novel exploring the deepest bowels of the earth. Jules Verne was born in 1828 in France. His dream was to write a new kind of novel, which combined scientific fact with fiction. Verne eventually wrote 40 novels in his Voyages extraordinaires series. "What one man can imagine, another will someday be able to achieve." Is a quote from an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica that sums up Verne so well. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth is an adventure novel set below the earth's surface. Three men decide to explore a passage that leads from a volcano into the depths of the earth. They face dangers and an uncertain future.

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