Book Collection. Author Biography
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905)
Verne was born in Nantes, France as the eldest of
five children and whose imagination was sparked by the countryside
near the Loire River; in particular, with the many passing
After attending boarding school, and developing
an interest in travel, Verne went to Paris
to study, and began writing operettas in 1848. When his father
found out about his passion for writing, his father withdrew
his financial support, so Verne supported
himself as a stockbroker.
Around this time he met with Alexandre
Dumas and Victor Hugo. He later
married Honorine de Viane Morel, a widow with two daughters,
and continued to write. His writings would be helped along
by Pierre-Jules Hetzel, an important publisher of the time,
and helped publish such works as Journey to the Centre
of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty
Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the
In 1886, Verne’s
25 year old nephew shot him in the leg with a gun, and was
then sent to an asylum.
Jules Verne died in 1905,
whilst sick with diabetes.
Leagues Under The Sea
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Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and
thousands of unabridged books.
The Jules Verne unabridged classic books,
included on the Literary Classics CD are:
- 20000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
- AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
- FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON
- IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS
- JULES VERNE'S CLASSIC BOOKS
- OFF ON A COMET
- THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
- THE UNDERGROUND CITY