These five, and most of Verne's novels, were published in the Voyages extraordinaires series. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires ,  a series of bestselling adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas , and Around the World in Eighty Days His novels, always very well documented, are generally set in the second half of the 19th century, taking into account the technological advances of the time. In addition to his novels, he wrote numerous plays, short stories, autobiographical accounts, poetry, songs and scientific, artistic and literary studies. His work has been adapted for film and television since the beginning of cinema, as well as for comic books, theater, opera, music and video games. Verne is considered to be an important author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism.
Jules Verne: Father of Science Fiction?
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Forgot Password? Already Subscribed? Create a Login now. John Derbyshire. J ules Verne is conventionally regarded as the father of science fiction.
Verne was born on February 8, , in Nantes, France, a busy maritime port city. There, Verne was exposed to vessels departing and arriving, sparking his imagination for travel and adventure. While attending boarding school, he began to write short stories and poetry. While he tended to his studies, Verne found himself attracted to literature and the theater.