Verne, Jules Verne(noun)
French writer who is considered the father of science fiction (1828-1905)
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, Verne was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted. Verne is the second most translated author in the world, and his works appear in more translations per year than those of any other writer. Verne is one writer sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," as are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.
Quotes by jules verne -- Explore a large variety of famous quotes made by jules verne on the Quotes.net website.
The numerical value of jules verne in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of jules verne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Images & Illustrations of jules verne
Translations for jules verne
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Jules VernesDanish
Get even more translations for jules verne »
Find a translation for the jules verne definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these jules verne definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"jules verne." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/jules verne>.