A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – V

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For Letter V, my choice is Jules Verne

Jules Verne Biography


Jules Verne was a French novelist whose many popular novels include the classicsA Journey to the Center of the Earth(1864) andAround the World in Eighty Days(1873). While studying law, Verne wrote plays and librettos, but soon turned to writing novels full-time. He wrote dozens of books in his career and became the world-famous and wealthy author of adventures that are still in print today, includingIn Search of the Castaways(1868),The Mysterious Island(1874), andTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea(1870). Many of Verne’s works became familiar to movie audiences, thanks to movie versions produced byWalt Disney‘s studios. Much like novelistH. G. Wells, Verne is considered a founding father of science fiction, thanks to his remarkably prophetic details of scientific inventions.

Verne’s influence extends beyond literature and film into the…

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