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Around the world in eighty days is a science fiction novel by Jules Verne. A precision minded person who went on to the extent of terminating his assistant for . A classic of nineteenth-century literature, the novel's distinctive combination of JULES VERNE was born in Nantes in , the eldest of five children in a. Jules Verne () published the French equivalents of these words in , and . But much of the novel's brooding power comes from Captain Nemo.
John Derbyshire Jules Verne is conventionally regarded as the father of science fiction. That seems to me a stretch. Since science, as we now understand the term, did not really begin until the seventeenth century, surely science fiction cannot have existed any earlier. Between and , this very bourgeois French gentleman — Verne was the son of a lawyer, and his only paid employment outside literature was a brief spell as a stockbroker — wrote 65 books grouped by bibliographers under the heading Les Voyages Extraordinaires. A handful of those books, all from the first dozen or so of those 42 years, are known, at least by name, to any person literate in modern Western culture. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea was made into a fine early special-effects movie by Disney in
He was a learned egotist.
He was a well of science, and the pulleys worked uneasily when you wanted to draw anything out of it. In a word, he was a learned miser.
Germany has not a few professors of this sort. To his misfortune, my uncle was not gifted with a sufficiently rapid utterance; not, to be sure, when he was talking at home, but certainly in his public delivery; this is a want much to be deplored in a speaker.
Now in mineralogy there are many half-Greek and half-Latin terms, very hard to articulate, and which would be most trying to a poet's measures. I don't wish to say a word against so respectable a science, far be that from me. True, in the august presence of rhombohedral crystals, retinasphaltic resins, gehlenites, Fassaites, molybdenites, tungstates of manganese, and titanite of zirconium, why, the most facile of tongues may make a slip now and then.
It therefore happened that this venial fault of my uncle's came to be pretty well understood in time, and an unfair advantage was taken of it; the students laid wait for him in dangerous places, and when he began to stumble, loud was the laughter, which is not in good taste, not even in Germans. And if there was always a full audience to honour the Liedenbrock courses, I should be sorry to conjecture how many came to make merry at my uncle's expense.
Nevertheless my good uncle was a man of deep learning—a fact I am most anxious to assert and reassert.
Sometimes he might irretrievably injure a specimen by his too great ardour in handling it; but still he united the genius of a true geologist with the keen eye of the mineralogist.
The survivors of the Chancellor. Michael Strogoff v. Off on a comet.
The underground city. The dark continent. Measuring a meridian.
The five hundred millions of the begum. The tribulations of a Chinaman in China. The giant raft: Eight hundred leagues on the site.
The giant raft: The cryptogram. The steam house: The demon of Cawnpore.
Tigers and traitors. The Robinson Crusoe school.
The star of the south. download of the North pole.
The master of the world. The sphinx of ice. The exploration of the world: The world outlined. Seekers and traders.