|Name:||Jules Gabriel Verne|
|Also Known As:||Jules Verne|
|Occupation:||writer, novelist, poet, playwright|
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Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. 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, has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. Collaborated 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 (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872).
He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. In France, 2005 was declared "Jules Verne Year" on the occasion of the centenary of the writer's death.
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