Jules Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet and dramatist that imposed himself primarily as one of the most prolific writers of popular adventure novels and stories of extraordinary journeys. He is considered one of the most influential authors of children’s stories and thanks to its scientific background, an absolute pioneer of the modern science fiction. He has sometimes been called “The Father of Science Fiction”, a title also often given to H.G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.
Characters like Captain Nemo and inventions like the futuristic submarine Nautilus, are part of the collective imagination and some of the most famous, prolific and popular literary creations of all time.
Among his best known novels are Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and The Mysterious Island (1875), from which were realized numerous film and television adaptations over the years.