A French novelist, poet, and playwright. 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.

Verne’s collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaire, 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. On 24 March 1905, while ill with diabetes, Verne died at his home in Amiens, 44 Boulevard Longueville, now Boulevard Jules-Verne.

Maison de Jules Verne / Image source

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