Jules Verne

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Jules Verne
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Jules Verne (February 8, 1828March 24, 1905) was a French writer. He is believed to be one of the first authors to write science fiction. Some of his books include Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1864), From the Earth to Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

Verne went to Paris to try to find success. At first, he did not find any fame. Over time, he became a fan of science, while becoming well known for his writing. His love of science and writing caused him to write stories and novels that are now called "science fiction". Many people say Jules Verne was the creator of the science fiction genre.

After his marriage, he began working as a stockbroker. He was later elected as town councilor to Amiens. When he died, he was still a representative. Verne lived to write. He wrote many stories. These included fiction novels, theater works, and other novels. In 1886, his young nephew, Gaston, who had paranoia, shot Verne in the leg. Verne later had a permanent limp in his leg. This may have helped cause his darker writing styles in that time period. He continued to write until his death in 1905.