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Jules Verne

Inventor of Science Fiction
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Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 - 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. 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.

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1978 : USA Hardback

Title: Jules Verne, inventor of science fiction
Author(s): Peter Costello
ISBN: 0-684-15824-8 / 978-0-684-15824-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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January 1978 : UK Hardback

Title: Jules Verne: Inventor of science fiction
Author(s): Peter Costello
ISBN: 0-340-21483-X / 978-0-340-21483-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
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