"From the Earth to the Moon" is a novel written by Jules Verne in 1865. The novel is the story of an inventor named Barbicane, living after the end of the American Civil War who devises an enormous canon to shoot a bullet from to the moon from a small town in Florida.Many difficulties arrest the creation of the canon, as it's gargantuan size requires an astronomical amount of money … [Read more...]
Jules Verne was a French novel writer and the pioneer of science-fiction. From a young age he was attracted to the theater and he wrote many librettos for the opera. His imagination was later on taken over by science discoveries, researches…
He was born in 1828 in Nantes (France). His father was a lawyer and Jules had no desire to be in the same business as his father and to inherit his work place.
After finishing his law studies in Paris Jules decided to dedicate himself to literature. As an eleven years old he boarded a ship to India but his father stopped him. The love for the sea kept on living in him.
With his novels he didn’t only explore the sea but the Moon, underground and missing continents as well. He wrote “Voyages Extraordinaires” which contain 63 science-fiction and adventure novels. “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” is also in the book.
He wrote his first novel in 1862 and it was named “Five Weeks in a Balloon”. A year later he published “From the Earth to the Moons”, “Journey to the Center of Earth”, “Adventures of Captain Hatteras”…
He died on March 24th, 1905.
"Around the World in Eighty Days" is an adventure novel published in 1873 and it was the peak of Verne's adventure fiction. The main backbone of the novel is a bet between the English gentleman Phileas Fogg and his colleagues from the Reform club. They bet in 20.000 pounds that Fogg, as the title suggests, go around the world in 80 days. Fogg was driven by the challenge and the desire to … [Read more...]
"20.000 Leagues Under the Sea" is one of the most famous novels by Jules Verne and it is a significant child and worldwide literary work. Written in 1869 it is notable, except for its plot and science-fiction characteristics, for the writer's vision of a submarine with a human crew which was, at the time it was written, pure science fiction and today it is a part of everyday life.The … [Read more...]
"Journey to the Center of the Earth" is one of the most interesting works by Jules Verne who traveled in his books to places people have never seen and he poured him rich imagination into his books. Many things he described were fiction then but they are possible now, as he predicted.Mister Otto Lindebrock teacher mineralogy on an university and he was a scientist. Otto lived in … [Read more...]