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ID number:172320
Published: 21.01.2008.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
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Julies Verne born in Nantes (France) in 1828 He was the eldest of five children. His father Pierre Verne was a lawyer, and it’s the reason why Julies studying law in Paris. After successfully completing his baccalaureat at the Lycee in Natntes in 1847, Verne went to Paris in order to study for the bar. For next ten years he devoted himself to his real interest of writing. During this time he received moderate success with his plays, and it is thought that about seven of his works reached the stage or print. In 1856 Verne attended a wedding where he met his future wife, Honorine de Viane, a widow with twp daughters. After his marriage in 1857 Verne became a stockbroker and for a time his interests vacillated between the bourse and the theater. It was not until the success of some of his travellers’s tales which he wrote from the Musee des familles that his true talent for imaginative travel stories emerged. The success of “five weeks in a balloon” in 1862 led to a partnership between Verne and the publisher Heztel that lasted for forty years and was the intended, in Hetzel’s own words, “to sum up all the geographical, geological, physical and astronomical knowledge amassed by modern science, and to rewrite the history of the world”. Between the publication of “Journey to the Center of the Earth” in 1864 and his death Verne wrote a staggering sixty-three novels, including “From the Earth to the Moon” (1865), “Twenty thousand leagues under the sea” (1869) and “Around the world in eighty days” (1873). …

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