Jules Verne Research Paper

1312 Words6 Pages

Jules Verne was many things: a son, an author, a playwright, a husband, a father, and a traveler. His travels and imagination are what inspired his career and gave him a sense of adventure. He loved traveling, but also enjoyed using his imagination to invent complex machines in his science fiction novels. As Jules Verne said, “Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” Throughout his career and even after his death, Jules Verne inspired millions of people across the globe.
Jules Verne was born on February 8th, 1828. Since he was a young boy he imagined thrilling adventures and exotic travels. He dreamed of traveling the world and writing breathtaking stories about his adventures, but his father did not approve of Verne’s passion for writing. His father, Pierre Verne, was a lawyer in their hometown of Nantes, France. Jules Verne was expected to grow to be a lawyer just like his long line of relatives, but his true passion of writing would trump any pressure to become a lawyer. At eleven years old, Jules Verne tried to run away from home to explore the world.“But …show more content…

First, his son caused trouble by divorcing his wife and running off with a sixteen year old, which landed him in jail for a while. “In 1886, Verne was shot in the leg by his nephew Gaston, leaving him with a limp for the rest of his life. His longtime publisher and collaborator Hetzel died a week later, and the following year his mother passed away as well”. (Biography.com) This all happened in a span of five years, and Jules Verne was filled with heartache. He continued his passion of writing, but “His writing soon became noted for a darker tone, with books like The Purchase of the North Pole (Sans dessus dessous), Propeller Island (L’Île à hélice) and Master of the World (Maître du monde) warning of dangers wrought by technology”.

More about Jules Verne Research Paper

Open Document