Tuesday, November 22 Th 2011.
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French writer of adventure novels. Considered together with H. G. Wells one of the fathers ofscience fiction. It is the second most translated author of all time with 4185 translations. Some of his works have been adapted to film. Predicted with great accuracy in hisfantastic tales the appearance of some of the products generated by the technological advances of the twentieth century, such as television, helicopters, submarines and spacecraft. Hewas awarded the Legion of Honor for his contributions to education and science.
He was born on the island of Feydem in Nantes, France on February 8, 1828. He was the eldest offive children born to his parents.
At age eleven, he ran away from home for a merchant sailor who traveled to India called Coralie, with the intention of buying a pearlnecklace for his cousin Caroline(who was in love), but his father reached the boat and lowered Jules. And from there began to write stories, but really the interest in writing is given whena teacher tells stories of her husband sailor.
Verne was interested in poetry and science. I read and collected scientific papers. Start writing prose.
On March 9, 1886,walking back to his house, his nephew Gaston, 25, who had cordial relationship, shot with a revolver, with no clear reason, the first bullet missed, but the second struck him in theleft leg, causing a limp that would not recover. The incident was covered up by the press and Gaston spent the rest of his life in an asylum.
On March 24, 1905, sufferingfrom diabetes for years, Verne died at his home. He was buried in the cemetery of La Madeleine, located northwest of Amiens, in whose tomb is represented emerging from the tomb Verne