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Jules Verne

Early English translations of Jules Verne’s work were poor and delayed greater appreciation of his writing.
  French writer who is considered the father of science fiction (1828-1905)
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Perhaps Jules Verne’s best known novels are Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
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  • Early English translations of Jules Verne’s work were poor and delayed greater appreciation of his writing.
  • Marie-Laure reads Jules Verne in the key pound, on the toilet, in the corridors; she reads on the benches of the Grand Gallery and out along the hundred gravel paths of the gardens.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I read everything, Rumi, Hefez, Saadi, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Ian Fleming.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • There, I also discovered Jules Verne.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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  • Everett’s biographer, W. L. Rusho, agrees with Christopher Ruess’s assessment, arguing that Everett’s "withdrawal from organized society, his disdain for worldly pleasures, and his signatures asNEMO in Davis Gulch, all strongly suggest that he closely identified with the Jules Verne character."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Why — ’ Dad handed Jules Verne to Will — ’it’s just, a long time ago, I had to decide, myself, which colour I’d wear.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • This kind of battle was invented by Lewis Carroll and Jules Verne and whoever wrote Undine, and country deacons bowling and marraines in Marseilles and girls seduced in the back lanes of Wurtemburg and Westphalia.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • One of Jules Verne’s famous novels, a favorite of Tomas’s in his childhood, is calledTwo Years on Holiday, and indeed two years is the maximum.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • This struck from all three allusions to Edgar Poe and Jules Verne, and such platitudes as naturally rise to the lips of the most intelligent when they are talking against time, and dealing with a new invention in which it would seem ingenuous to believe too soon; and the question of the telephone carried them safely back to the big house.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Just like something out of Jules Verne.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago

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  • "I will never again disparage the work of Jules Verne," said Charles.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • He spent a good deal of time alone in his room reading Jules Verne and Edgar Allan Poe and inventing things.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Yeah, a real Jules Verne.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • (Not quite two years ago, when a traveling projectionist brought it to town, I saw Le Voyage dans la Lune [A Trip to the Moon], adapted from the novel by Jules Verne-I loved this book!
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • That every year, on her birthday, her father would present her with another puzzle and another novel, and she would read all of Jules Verne and all of Dumas and maybe even Balzac and Proust?
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Etienne doesn’t have any Jules Verne, but he does have Darwin, he says, and reads to her from The Voyage of the "Beagle," translating English to French as he goes—the variety of species among the jumping spiders appears almost infinite .
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • If only life were like a Jules Verne novel, thinks MarieLaure, and you could page ahead when you most needed to, and learn what would happen.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She imagines Jules Verne’s characters walking along the streets, chatting in shops; a half-inch-tall baker slides speck-sized loaves in and out of his ovens; three minuscule burglars hatch plans as they drive slowly past the jeweler’s; little grumbling cars throng the rue de Mirbel, wipers sliding back and forth.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A line comes back to Marie-Laure from Jules Verne: Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "Jules Verne, as well," said Bert.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • It’s not until he finds three huge spiral-bound folios of Jules Verne in Braille that he solves it.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • As her father would, as Jules Verne’s great marine biologist Professor Pierre Aronnax would.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • When she remembers reading Jules Verne to Helene, and Helene falling asleep beside her, the hot, hard weight of the girl’s head against her ribs.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A book by Jules Verne.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Shortly after Everett’s disappearance his father suggested that the boy had probably been inspired to call himself Nemo by Jules Verne’sTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, a book Everett read many times, in which the purehearted protagonist, Captain Nemo, flees civilization and severs his "every tie upon the earth."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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