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 A Trip to the Moon 1902

 

French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a

wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne's novels From

the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon .

 

 

 

 

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The Impossible Voyage

(Voyage à Travers l’Impossible) 1904

 

 

 The Impossible Voyage by Georges Méliès (1904)

 

The Airship Destroyer

or The Battle in the Clouds 1909

 

A fleet of airships begin an attack on England, bombing an

armoured vehicle, a signal box and a town. An inventor and

his assistant are preparing to launch a missile in defence.

 

 

 The Airship Destroyer

 

 The Conquest of the Pole 1912

 

Science-fantasy film by Georges Méliès based on the novel

The Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne. It was

released in 1912 and deals with an extraordinary race to the

north pole by rival parties of balloonists. The film was Georges

Melies's last successful film before his studio went bankrupt.

Its most elaborate scene is one featuring a man-eating frost

giant that attempts to eat the crew.

 

 

 The Conquest of the Pole

 

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1916

 

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1916 silent film directed by

Stuart Paton. The film's storyline is based on the novel Twenty

Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. It also

incorporates elements from Verne's The Mysterious Island.

This version is notable for its groundbreaking work in

 underwater photography .

 

 

 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

 

The mysterious Island 1929

 

A semi-talkie (mostly silent) is loosely based on several Jules

Verne's books. In this part characters meet sea people and

fight with giant underwater monster

 

 

 The mysterious Island

 

 The Fabulous World of

Jules Verne  1958

 

Czechoslovak adventure film directed by Karel Zeman. Based

on several works by Jules Verne, primarily his 1896 novel

Facing the Flag, the film evokes the original illustrations for

Verne's works by combining live actors with animation .

 

 

  The Fabulous World of Jules Verne

 

 

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959

 

Stars James Mason, Pat Boone and Arlene Dahl.

 

 

 Journey to the Center of the Earth

 

Master of the World 1961

 

Based upon the Jules Verne novels Robur the Conqueror and

its sequel, Master of the World. The movie was written by

Richard Matheson, directed by William Witney, and features

Vincent Price, Charles Bronson .

 

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  Master of the World

 

 Five Weeks in a Balloon 1961

 

Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making

his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted

territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.

Directed by Irwin Allen, starring Red Buttons, Barbara Eden

and Peter Lorre.

 

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 Five Weeks in a Balloon

 

 

 In Search of the Castaways - Movie (1962)

 

 

Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon 1967

 

A 1967 comedy film loosely based on From the Earth to the

Moon by Jules Verne. P.T. Barnum and other associates fund a

project to build a space projectile. However, unscrupulous

characters, former allies, spies, and a three way romance

might prevent the "moonship" from flying. Starring starring

Burl Ives, Troy Donahue .

 

 

 Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon

 

 

 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne

 

The Amazing Captain Nemo 1978

 

A 1978 science fiction TV mini-series .During naval exercises

in 1978 Captain Nemo (played by José Ferrer) is found in

suspended animation aboard his submarine Nautilus beneath

the Pacific Ocean. Revived by members of a modern-day US

Government agency, Nemo is persuaded to rescue United

States interests and in so doing battles Professor

Cunningham, a typical mad scientist played by Burgess

Meredith.

 

 

 The Amazing Captain Nemo

 

 

 Off on a comet movie

 

 

 The Lighthouse At The Edge Of The World Trailer 1971

 Kirk Douglas Yul Brynner

 

 

 

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Five Weeks in a Balloon  1863

( Cinq semaines en ballon )

 

Public interest in fanciful tales of African exploration was at

its height, and the book was an instant hit; it made Verne

financially independent and got him a contract with Jules

Hetzel's publishing house, which put out several dozen more

works of his for over forty years afterward.

 

 

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 The Adventures of Captain Hatteras

(  Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras )

1864

 

Jules Verne's thrilling novel of polar exploration . First Mate

Shandon receives a mysterious letter asking him to construct

a reinforced steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for

Melville Bay and the Arctic labyrinth, a crewman finally reveals

himself as Captain John Hatteras, and his obsession--to get to

the North Pole. The original, censored ending had a deleted

chapter, "John Bull and Jonathan," had Hatteras and Altamont

dueling for the privilege of claiming the land for their

respective countries . In 1912, Georges Méliès made a film

based on the story entitled Conquest of the Pole .

 

 

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 Journey to the Center of the Earth

( Voyage au centre de la Terre )

 1864

 

German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are

volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his

nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic

volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures,

including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before

eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy .

 

 

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 In Search of the Castaways

( Les Enfants du capitaine Grant, lit.

The Children of Captain Grant )

 1865

 

The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the

Britannia. After finding a bottle the captain had cast into the

ocean after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady

Glenarvan of Scotland contact Mary and Robert, the young

daughter and son of Captain Grant, through an announcement

in a newspaper. The government refuses to launch a rescue

expedition, but Lord and Lady Glenarvan, moved by the

children's condition, decide to do it by themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

( Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers )

1869

 

The title refers to the distance traveled while under the sea

and not to a depth, as 20,000 leagues is over six times the

diameter, and nearly three times the circumference of the

Earth . During the year 1866, ships of several nations spot a

mysterious sea monster, which some suggest to be a giant

narwhal. The United States government assembles an

expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster.

Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and

narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the

time, receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition

which he accepts. Canadian whaler and master harpoonist Ned

Land and Aronnax's faithful servant Conseil are also brought

aboard.

 

 

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From the Earth to the Moon

( De la terre à la lune )

1865

 

The story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil

War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to

build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and

launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his

Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a

projectile with the goal of a moon landing . The story is also

notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations

as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the

comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some

of his figures are surprisingly close to reality.

 

 

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 All Around the Moon

 ( Autour de la Lune )

1870

 

Sequel to From the Earth to the Moon .

 

 

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Around the World in Eighty Days

( Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours )

1872

 

Classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne,

published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and

his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to

circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set

by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most

acclaimed works.

 

 

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The Mysterious Island

( L'Île mystérieuse )

1874

 

The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty

Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the

Castaways .

The plot focuses on the adventures of five Americans on an

uncharted island in the South Pacific. During the American Civil

War, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape, during

the siege of Richmond, Virginia, by hijacking a balloon.

 

 

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A Winter Amid the Ice and Other Thrilling

Stories,A Doctor Ox story

1874

 

"Dr. Ox's Experiment" (French: Une fantaisie du docteur Ox, "A

Fantasy of Doctor Ox")is a short story by the French writer

and pioneer of science-fiction, Jules Verne, published in 1872.

It describes an experiment by one Dr. Ox and his assistant

Gedeon Ygene. A prosperous scientist Dr. Ox offers to build a

novel gas lighting system to an unusually stuffy Flemish town

of Quiquendone. As the town bore no charges, the offer is

gladly accepted. The hidden interest of Dr. Ox is however not

lighting, but large scale experiment on effect of oxygen on

plants, animals and humans. He uses electrolysis to separate

water into hydrogen and oxygen. The latter is being pumped

to the city causing accelerated growth of plants, excitement

and aggressiveness in animals and humans.

 

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 Chap 1 - 3

 

 

 Chap 4 - 6

 

 

 Chap 7 - 8

 

 

Chap 13 - 17

 

 

 

 Michael Strogoff

 ( Michel Strogoff )

1876

 

 Considered one of Verne's best books.

To deliver an urgent message from the Czar to the Grand Duke

of Imperial Russia, Michael Strogoff must fight his way four

thousand miles to Siberia, through a blood-mad Tartar horde

and endure a journey never before undertaken by any man. But

he never imagined the deadly fate and the strange love that

await him on his epic mission.

 

 

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Off on a Comet

(  Hector Servadac )

1877

 

The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its

flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people

of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long

journey on the comet.

 

 

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Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

( Les Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine )

1879

 

The book is a traditional adventure, similar in style to Around

the World in Eighty Days, which is one of the author's more

well-known books. However, it does contain more humour as

well as criticism of topics such as the British opium trade in

China.

 

 

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Robur the Conqueror

( Robur-le-Conquérant )

1886

 

 It is also known as The Clipper of the Clouds. It has a sequel,

The Master of the World, which was published in 1904.

This classic tale is all about the day a lone man conquered the

skies. Robur was widely ridiculed for his notions about creating

a heavier-than-air flying machine. However, the day soon came

when he was able to prove his skeptics embarrassingly wrong.

It was the day of the Albatross—the most astounding piece of

machinery ever created. And soon, with this airborne leviathon

under his control, Robur set out to become not only the

master of the skies, but perhaps even the master of the world

itself.The story was made into a 1961 movie, Master of the

World, with Vincent Price as Robur. The movie kept the basic

concept but added elements of intrigue and a romance to the

plot.

 

 

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Facing the Flag

( Face au drapeau )

1896

 

The book is part of the Voyages Extraordinaires (Extraordinary

Voyages) series. France and the entire world threatened by a

super-weapon . Thomas Roch, a Roch an archetype of the

"mad scientist," is a brilliant French inventor, has designed the

Fulgurator, a weapon so powerful that "the state which

acquired it would become absolute master of earth and ocean." However, unable to sell his unproven idea to France or any

other government, Roch begins to lose his sanity, becoming

bitter .

 

 

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The Lighthouse at the End of the World

( Le Phare du bout du monde )

 

This is one of three Verne titles that were not published in

book form in English until the 1920s due to publication

problems. The Lighthouse at the End of the World was first

published in 1923 in Britain,. It tells the story of three

lighthouse men besieged by pirates. In 1971 the novel was

adapted into a movie, The Light at the Edge of the World

starring Yul Brynner and Kirk Douglas . Read The Lighthouse

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In the year 2889

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Jules and his son Michel penned this short story of the

world 100 years in the future

1889

 

Invasion of the Sea  1905

 

Invasion of the Sea (French: L'Invasion de la mer)  an

adventure novel . It was published in 1905, the last to be

published in the author's lifetime, and describes the exploits

of Berber nomads and European travelers in Saharan Africa.

The European characters arrive to study the feasibility of

flooding a low-lying region of the Sahara desert to create an

inland sea and open up the interior of Northern Africa to trade.

In the end, however, the protagonists' pride in humanity's

potential to control and reshape the world is humbled by a

cataclysmic earthquake which results in the natural formation

of just such a sea . Read Invasion of the Sea online .

 

       Paris in the 20th Century  1994

 

In 1863, Jules Verne wrote Paris in the 20th Century, a novel

about a young man who lives in a world of glass skyscrapers,

high-speed trains, gas-powered automobiles, calculators, and

a worldwide communications network, yet cannot find

happiness and comes to a tragic end. Hetzel thought the

novel's pessimism would damage Verne's then booming career,

and suggested he wait 20 years to publish it. Verne put the

manuscript in a safe, where it was discovered by his

great-grandson in 1989. It was published in 1994. Find

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About Jules Verne

 

Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a

French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is

best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth

(written in 1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

(written in 1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days

(written in 1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and

underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical

submarines were invented, and before any means of space

travel had been devised. He is the second most translated

author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie with 4021

translations . films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often

referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction"

 

 

 Jules Verne- People Who Changed the World

 

Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography

Now at last comes an authoritative biography worthy of this

controversial figure. William Butcher combines groundbreaking

research on Verne's childhood and bohemian decades with the

discovery of an unknown contemporary biography and an early

volume by Verne. He brilliantly recounts the novelist's money

woes and amorous escapades, Scottish ancestry, right-wing

connections, court cases, and near-murder.

 

 

Jules Gabriel Verne was born to Pierre Verne, an attorney (died

1871), and his wife, Sophie-Henriette Allotte de la Fuÿe (died

1887), in the bustling harbor city of Nantes in Western France.

The oldest of five children, he spent his early years at home

with his parents. The family spent summers in a country house

just outside the city, on the banks of the Loire River. Jules

and his brother Paul, of whom Jules was very fond, would often

rent a boat for a franc a day[citation needed]. The sight of the

many ships navigating the river sparked Jules' imagination, as

he describes in the autobiographical short story "Souvenirs

d'Enfance et de Jeunesse"  ( " The Story of my Boyhood  " read

it in English here )  When Jules was nine, he and Paul were

sent to boarding school at the Saint Donatien College (Petit

séminaire de Saint-Donatien). As a child, he developed a great

interest in travel and exploration, a passion he showed as a

writer of adventure stories and science fiction.

 

 

 Jules Verne: 45 Selected Quotes

 

20,000 Leagues under the Sea 

 Walt Disney's fun, live-action adaptation of Jules Verne's

classic science-fiction story features some of the best special

effects produced in the 1950

 

After completing his studies at the Lycée, Jules Verne went to

Paris to study law. About 1848, in conjunction with Michel

Carré, he began writing librettos for operettas. For some years

his attentions were divided between the theatre and work, but

some travelers' stories which he wrote for the Musée des

Familles revealed to him his true talent: the telling of

delightfully extravagant voyages and adventures to which

cleverly prepared scientific and geographical details lent an air

of verisimilitude. When Verne's father discovered that his son

was writing rather than studying law, he promptly withdrew his

financial support. Verne was forced to support himself as a

stockbroker, which he hated despite being somewhat

successful at it. During this period, he met Alexandre Dumas

and Victor Hugo, who offered him writing advice. Dumas would

become a close friend of Verne.

 

 

 Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction

 

Verne's situation improved when he met Pierre-Jules Hetzel,

one of the most important French publishers of the 19th

century, who also published Victor Hugo, Georges Sand, and

Erckmann-Chatrian, among others. They formed an excellent

writer-publisher team until Hetzel's death. Hetzel helped

improve Verne's writings, which until then had been repeatedly

rejected by other publishers. Hetzel read a draft of Verne's

story about the balloon exploration of Africa, which had been

rejected by other publishers for being "too scientific". With

Hetzel's help, Verne rewrote the story, which was published in

1863 in book form as Cinq semaines en ballon (Five Weeks in

a Balloon). Acting on Hetzel's advice, Verne added comical

accents to his novels, changed sad endings into happy ones,

and toned down various political messages.

 

From that point to years after Verne's death, Hetzel published

two or more volumes a year. The most successful of these

include: Voyage au centre de la terre (Journey to the Center of

the Earth, 1864); De la terre à la lune (From the Earth to the

Moon, 1865); Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty

Thousand Leagues under the Sea, 1869); and Le tour du

monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in Eighty

Days), which first appeared in Le Temps in 1872. The series is

collectively known as "Les voyages extraordinaires"

("extraordinary voyages"). Verne could now live on his

writings. But most of his wealth came from the stage

adaptations of Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (1874)

and Michel Strogoff (1876), which he wrote with Adolphe

d'Ennery. In 1867 Verne bought a small ship, the Saint-Michel

which he successively replaced with the Saint-Michel II and the

Saint-Michel III as his financial situation improved. On board

the Saint-Michel III, he sailed around Europe. In 1870, he was

appointed "Chevalier" (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur. After

his first novel, most of his stories were first serialised in the

Magazine d'Éducation et de Récréation, a Hetzel biweekly

publication, before being published in the form of books. His

brother Paul contributed to 40th French climbing of the

Mont-Blanc and a collection of short stories, Doctor Ox (1874).

According to the Unesco Index Translationum, Jules Verne

regularly places among the top five most translated authors in

the world.

 

On March 9, 1886, as Verne approached his own home, his

twenty-five-year-old nephew Gaston, who suffered from

paranoia, shot twice at him with a gun. One bullet missed, but

the second entered Verne's left leg, giving him a permanent

limp. Gaston spent the rest of his life in an asylum. After the

deaths of Hetzel and his beloved mother in 1887, Verne began

writing darker works. This may have been due partly to

changes in his personality, but an important factor was that

Hetzel's son, who took over his father's business, was not as

rigorous in his edits and corrections as Hetzel Sr. had been. In

1888, Jules Verne entered politics and was elected town

councilor of Amiens, where he championed several

improvements and served for fifteen years. In 1905, ill with

diabetes, Verne died at his home, 44 Boulevard Longueville

(now Boulevard Jules-Verne). His son Michel oversaw

publication of his last novels Invasion of the Sea and The

Lighthouse at the End of the World. The "Voyages

extraordinaires" series continued for several years afterwards

in the same rhythm of two volumes a year. It was later

discovered that Michel Verne had made extensive changes in

these stories, and the original versions were published at the

end of the 20th century. In 1863, Jules Verne wrote Paris in

the 20th Century, a novel about a young man who lives in a

world of glass skyscrapers, high-speed trains, gas-powered

automobiles, calculators, and a worldwide communications

network, yet cannot find happiness and comes to a tragic end.

Hetzel thought the novel's pessimism would damage Verne's

then booming career, and suggested he wait 20 years to

publish it. Verne put the manuscript in a safe, where it was

discovered by his great-grandson in 1989. It was published in

1994.

 

 

 

 

 

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