9 Little-Known Facts About Jules Verne

How much do you really know about the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” author?

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1. He wrote a play.

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  • Alexandre Dumas, fils (the son).

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2.  He unknowingly predicted electric submarines. 

 3. He wrote a novel depicting an eerily familiar world.  

 4. An attempt was made on his life. 

5. One of the first things he did upon publishing his work was buy a boat. 

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  • A typical in-8º Hetzel cover for the Voyages Extraordinaires. The novel is Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras au Pôle Nord, and the cover style is "Aux deux éléphants" ("With two elephants").

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6. Two of his closest friends and advisors were Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo.

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  • Portrait photograph of Victor Hugo published in the widely distributed serial publication entitled Galerie contemporaine, littéraire, artistique.

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7. He helped invent a genre of literature: travel writing. 

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  • Jacques Arago

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8. He was a surprisingly good broker. 

9. During the 20th century alone, Verne’s works were translated into 140 languages.