The description of Jules Verne Books
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. Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he 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 (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). 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, largely because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted. Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. This application contains the following books: A Journey into the Interior of the Earth, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, All Around the Moon, An Antarctic Mystery, Around the World in Eighty Days, Around the World in Eighty Days. Junior Deluxe Edition, A Voyage in a Balloon (1852), A Winter Amid the Ice, and Other Thrilling Stories, Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen, Dick Sands, the Boy Captain, Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, Facing the Flag, Five Weeks in a Balloon / Or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen, From the Earth to the Moon; and, Round the Moon, Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery, In Search of the Castaways; Or, The Children of Captain Grant, In the Year 2889, Michael Strogoff; Or, The Courier of the Czar, Off on a Comet! a Journey through Planetary Space, Robur the Conqueror, Round the World in Eighty Days, The Adventures of a Special Correspondent Among the Various Races and Countries of Central Asia / Being the Exploits and Experiences of Claudius Bombarnac of "The Twentieth Century", The Blockade Runners, The English at the North Pole / Part I of the Adventures of Captain Hatteras, The Fur Country: Or, Seventy Degrees North Latitude, The Master of the World, The Moon-Voyage, The Mysterious Island, The Mysterious Island, The Survivors of the Chancellor: Diary of J.R. Kazallon, Passenger, The Survivors of the Chancellor, The Underground City; Or, The Black Indies / (Sometimes Called The Child of the Cavern), Ticket No. "9672", Topsy-Turvy, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: An Underwater Tour of the World.