Friday, February 08, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jules

Jules Verne
Today in 1828, in Nantes, Brittany, Jules Verne was born. Among his best loved novels are From the Earth to the Moon (1865, A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).... It's amazing to think that he was writing about traveling to the moon while the American Civil War was being fought.

He is the second most translated individual author in the world, according to Index Translationum.

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