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Jules Verne (1828–1905)

Verne, Jules (vãrn). A French writer; born in Nantes, Feb. 8, 1828; died in March 1905. He wrote a comedy in verse entitled ‘The Falling-Out’ followed by ‘Eleven Days at Liège,’ and ‘The Uncle from America,’ and several comic operas; but his fame rests chiefly on his more than sixty romances of science and adventure: ‘Five Weeks in a Balloon’ (1863); ‘A Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (1872); ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea’ (1873); ‘Meridiana’; ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ (1874); ‘The Mysterious Island’ (1875); ‘Michael Strogoff’ (1876); ‘The Purchase of the North Pole.’