About Jules Verne

Works Online

A Journey Into the Interior of the Earth
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
An Antarctic Mystery
Around the World in Eighty Days
Dick Sands The Boy Captain
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon PART 1. THE GIANT RAFT
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon PART II. THE CRYPTOGRAM
Five Weeks in a Balloon Journeys and Discoveries in Africa
From The Earth To The Moon
In Search of the Castaways: Australia Book 2
In Search of the Castaways: New Zealand Book 3
In Search of the Castaways: South America Part One
Michael Strogoff Book 1 The Courier of the Czar
Michael Strogoff Book 2 The Courier of the Czar
Off on a Comet or Hector Servadac
Robur The Conqueror
Round the Moon
Round the Moon
The Blockade Runners
The Field of Ice
The Fur Country Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude
The Knights of the Daffodil
The Master of the World
The Mysterious Island Part 1 Dropped From the Clouds
The Mysterious Island Part 2 Abandoned
The Mysterious Island Part 3 The Secret of the Island
The Survivors of the Chancellor Or Diary of J.R. Kazallon, Passenger
The Underground City The Black Indies (Sometimes Called The Child of the Cavern)
Twenty Thousand Leagues


02/08/1828 Jules Gabriel Verne was born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France to attorney Pierre Verne and his wife Sophie

Approx 1835 As a boy, Jules Verne ran off to be a cabin boy on a merchant ship, but he was caught and returned to his parents.

1847 Jules was sent to study law in Paris.

1848 While there, however, his passion for the theatre grew. Later in 1850, Jules Verne`s first plays were published. The Companions of the Marjolaine and Blindman`s Bluff.

Approx 1850 His father was outraged when he heard that Jules was not going to continue law, so he disconinued the money he ws giving him to pay for his expenses in paris.

Approx 1855 In order to support himself Verne became a stockbroker, a career that did not capture his heart, but gave him financial stability

1857 It was during this period that Verne met and married Honorine Deviane, born Morel, a widow with two daughters.

1861 his son, Michel Jean Pierre Verne, was born.

1863 Five Weeks in a Balloon was published. In the Paris daily Le Figaro a review read, "Is Dr. Fergusson`s journey a reality or is it not? All we can say is that it is bewitching as a novel and as instructive as a book of science. Never have the serious discoveries of celebrated travelers been summed up so well."

1864 Journey to the Center of the Earth

1866 From the Earth to the Moon

1873 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

1873 Around the World in Eighty Days

1874 Mysterious Island

1876 Wealthy from popularity of his novels, Jules bought a large yacht and sailed around Europe

1876 Michael Strogoff

03/09/1886 Verne`s nephew, Gaston, fired two shots at the famous author just as he was coming home from his club near his home in Amiens. One bullet missed, but the other entered Verne`s left shin. The wound was slow to heal and would leave him limping for life. It is unclear why Gaston assaulted his uncle, but it appears he was mentally unbalanced. He lived out the rest of his life in an asylum.

1904 Master of the World

1905 The Invasion of the Sea

1905 Jules Verne slipped into a diabetic coma in the spring of 1905, and at the age of 77 died surrounded by his family (In the city of Amines) on March 24, 1905.




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