Julio Verne. The great Influencer of science

Jules Verne can be considered one of the greatest influencers in the history of science. His visionary writings, his incredible precision in prophesying breakthroughs make his work absolutely amazing. From Top Influencers we want to offer a compilation of the work, the anecdotes, the curiosities and the life of this great writer who has inspired generations.

Jules Verne books

For those who are interested in being able to read his complete work the RBA Group offers it in the collection Jules Verne books. Once again the publisher founded by Ricardo Rodrigo contributes to the dissemination of quality content in its collectibles.

In his work we find diverse themes, he has children's books that introduce them to the pleasure of reading, we try to collect in this section all the books written. You will also be able to meet numerous Curiosities about Jules Verne and his life. We hope this will interest you.

Julio Verne

-Everyone- Biography (21) Curiosities (37) Books (59) Science Fiction (6) Predictions (26) Travel (23)
splashdown from space - Animals to Space - anticipate inventions - Barely left France - vernian notes - Massive destruction weapons - Electric weapons - Verne Advisors - Attack of his nephew - prolific author - Adventures of an Irish Boy - Saint Stanislas School - Councilor - Contract with Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation - From the Earth to the moon - The helicopter - the lunar module - The land of furs - The superb Orinoco - The electric submarine - The Voyage of the Nautilus - exact space travel - the royal journey - Electricity - Exciting adventures of the Barsac mission - futuristic essay - Run away from home at age 11 - Spanish - technological hope - Theater premiere of "Around the World in 80 days" - Studies at the Royal Lyceum of Nantes - Photographing the Bottom of the Sea - boarding school leaks - hunger and poverty - IES in Spain in Honor of Jules Verne - Impey Barbican - film inspiration - Interest in science - Internet - Research - Jules Verne meets Nadar - Jules Verne, stockbroker - Keraban the stubborn - The meteor hunt - the broken straws - Jules Verne's grave - The last post - The Conquests of the Poles - The Sources of the Nile River - the solar sails - The Dumas pushed it - the newscasts - Jules Verne Marriage - Work method - NASA Apollo XI Mission - misogen - Apollo XI Module - Monument in Redondela (Pontevedra) - Monument in Vigo - Death of his mother and his friend Hetzel - Jules Verne Museum - Birth of his son Michel Verne - Nationalities - narrate trips - Character names - i hate bankers - XNUMXth century Paris - possible plagiarism - President of the Amiens Esperanto group - logistics forecast - Multi-area forecasts - First play: Alexander VI - advertising on the air - burned your documents - Skyscraper - literary references - Totalitarian Regimes - Secretary of the National Theater of Paris - coast guard soldier - your name on the moon - War tanks - Telescope - Translations - Diving Suits - Julio Verne Trophy - A pending prediction - Verne in balloon - Verne sends his son Michel to India - Verne publishes stories in the magazine The Museum of Families - Trip to the united states - Travel to England and Scotland - Trip to Vigo - Videoconferences -  before the flag -  Adventures of three Russians and three Englishmen in Southern Africa -  Adventures of Captain Hatteras -  Travel bags -  Cesar Cascabel -  Five weeks in a balloon -  Claudius Bombarnac -  Clovis Dardentor -  Two years vacation I and II -  The archipelago on fire -  the way of france -  The Carpathian castle -  The Chancellor -  the air town -  The green ray -  The testament of an eccentric -  school of robinsons -  Hector Servadac -  The agency Thompson and Cía. -  the steam house -  The ice sphinx -  the south star -  the nameless family -  Helix Island -  The mysterious island (I) -  The Mysterious Island (II) The Forsaken -  The mysterious island (III) -  the jangada -  Around the world in eighty days -  the black indies -  The tribulations of a Chinese in China -  the kip brothers -  Captain Grant's Children (I) -  Captain Grant's Children (II) -  The sons of Captain Grant (III) in the Pacific Ocean -  The castaways of the «Jonathan» -  The five hundred million of the Begún -  Marvelous Adventures of Antifer -  Matthias Sandorf I -  Matthias Sandorf II -  Michael Strogoff -  Mrs Branican -  north vs south -  robur the conqueror -  second homeland -  A lottery ticket -  A fifteen years old captain -  A drama in Livonia -  a floating city -  Twenty thousand leagues of underwater travel -  Journey to the Center of the Earth -  trip around the moon -

splashdown from space

Verne in From the Earth to the Moon imagines that on the return, the spacecraft would drop into the ocean and float out, just as many early space missions did.

Animals to Space

In the Novel From the Earth to the Moon Verne wrote that among the space crew there were animals and the first living being that managed to make a trip to the space was Laika, who was a dog

anticipate inventions

Among the inventions that he was able to anticipate are: the elevator, weapons of mass destruction, talking dolls, helicopters, spaceships, electric motors, the Internet, trips to the moon, totalitarian governments, the conquest of the North and South Poles.

Barely left France

Although he traveled through his novels, Verne hardly left France. The desire to travel, learn and live adventures is reflected in all his characters and in all the attempts he had as a child to go and fulfill his dreams.

vernian notes

Jules Verne wrote down everything he saw in the magazines of the time on small cards (more than 20.000). Scholars of his life claim that when Verne died he had thousands of logogriphs on those cards. Also many stories and data that would have been of great interest to learn Vernian thought.

Massive destruction weapons

In the novel The 500 million of the Begún of 1879, you can read in detail the creation of weapons of mass destruction which were a very advanced invention for the time

Electric weapons

20 thousand leagues under the sea Jules Verne describes that weapons using electroshock were used on Captain Nemo's ship, whose first devices began to be developed only in 1969

Verne Advisors

At the time of making his novels, Verne had the help of two mathematicians Albert Badoreau and Henri Garcet, a navigator Paul Verne and a Librarian Gabriel Marce, so that his stories would have a plausible basis.

Attack of his nephew

In 1886 the writer was attacked by a relative, his nephew Gastón when he was returning home. The young man fired twice and hit him in the leg, leaving him with a lifelong limp. Said nephew had altered mental faculties and was admitted to an insane asylum for the rest of his life.

prolific author

Verne is one of the writers who has published the most books, since for 40 years he managed to write at least one annual book, for which he added an amount of 80 works, including books and articles.

Adventures of an Irish Boy

An orphan boy is faced with a thousand adventures and difficulties in the already poor Ireland of the late nineteenth century. ...
In this novel, the children are once again the protagonists, as in A Fifteen-Year-Old Captain (1878), Two Years of Vacation (1888) and The Halifax Pirates (1903), this one is less well known than the previous ones and clearly inspired by the work of Dickens. It stands out for its splendid description of Dublin, Limerick and Cork along with the landscapes of Ireland and all the social aspects of the time such as customs, the mercantile and commercial system and the political structure of the time. The adventures of Little Ant, an orphan boy who suffers the hardships of an Ireland at the end of the XNUMXth century that is mired in poverty, are narrated. These sufferings and an intelligence above normal make him acquire an early maturity. He also meets all kinds of people good and bad, rich and poor, but his natural goodness drives him to follow the right path. He opens a business with another orphan and achieves success at just fifteen years old.

Saint Stanislas School

In the year 1839, Jules Verne enters the Saint Stanislas College, cultivating different skills in areas such as geography, Greek, Latin and singing. Thanks to the stories that his teacher told him (her husband was a sailor), his great interest in literature was born. Date: 01-01-1839


Jules Verne was a councilor in Amiens, the city where he lived, died and is buried....
In 1888, Verne decided to take an active role in the municipal policy. He was elected councilor running in his city of residence for the Socialist Party. For fifteen years he proposed a series of improvements for his city at his expense. His area of ​​activity was Education, Museums and Festivals. One of his most important achievements was the construction of a circus, where adaptations of his works were performed in addition to other usual shows of the circus world. In his time he was socially considered a good provincial bourgeois, who collaborated with the Socialist Party, a bourgeois socialism and very conservative in terms of customs.

Contract with Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation

Nadar, a friend of Verne, recommended him to Pierre Jules Hetzel, owner of the Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation (Illustration and recreation magazine). After the success of "Five Weeks in a Globe", he offered her a 20-year contract at 20.000 francs a year (a real fortune at the time). Date: 23-10-1862

From the Earth to the moon

Three friends set out to create a rocket for a trip to the moon. In this book some surprising predictions are made: Imagine that it will be in the United States and that it is built by a financial club in Florida, where it was actually done, in Cape Canaveral. The dimensions of the supposed bullet that makes the trip are the same as that of Apollo XI and like the latter, 3 travelers were in the bullet. His imaginary trip lasted the same as the Apollo mission, three days there and three days back. The bullet imagined by Jules Verne splashes down 4 km from where the Apollo XI mission landed, the Pacific Ocean is 162 million km2, the precision is incredible.

The helicopter

In the novel Robur the Conqueror (1886), Jules Verne describes a ship called the Albatross, with many masts, on which there are propellers, which turn thanks to an ingenious internal machinery. Many, of course, have seen in this description the modern helicopter

the lunar module

In From the Earth to the Moon Verne describes the capsule that goes on space rockets, and that allow astronauts to travel to space. Verne further described the projectiles that could be used to take passengers to the Moon, as if it were a large gun that would shoot travelers into space, breaking with Earth's gravity – not too far from what a rocket does.

The land of furs

Narrates the expedition to the Arctic Ocean. A chilling story of adventure and survival...
Originally was a novel that Jules Verne serialized for 15 months in the French magazine Magasin d'Education et de Récréation from September 1872 to December 1873. It was later published as a two-volume book. Although it is not one of his best-known works, it is one of his most beautiful books. The Hudson's Bay Trading Company organizes a research trip to northern Canada to Cape Bathurst. There he will send a group of experienced travelers with the aim of expanding his domains. The expedition is led by Lieutenant Jasper Hobson, and takes with her Paulina Barnett, they are joined by astronomer Thomas Black, sent to be the eclipse observer for the following year. When the volcanic activity increases, a strong earthquake takes place and things get complicated for everyone.

The superb Orinoco

Juana wishes to have a reunion with her father, but she is unable to do so and for this reason she travels as a woman and decides to dress up. They also want to find the sources of the river....
Jules Verne was never in the Orinoco, he documented himself based on readings that, together with his extraordinary imagination, allowed him to describe the waters of the river, its tribes and diseases, the fauna and flora and everything else related to the river, islands, boats , tributaries, towns, as well as its geographical environment with the mountains and the jungle along with the history of that remote place for him. The novel has two different threads: searching for a lost father and the quest to discover the origin of the river. Jules Verne resolved the controversy without sailing it.

The electric submarine

In Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea appears the electric submarine called Nautilus. This fictional ship is not that different from actual submarines – except for the luxurious rooms it contained inside. The novel was published in 1870 and the first fully electric submarine appeared in 1884, the Isaac Peral, of the Spanish Navy.

The Voyage of the Nautilus

At the time of publishing 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea, the submarine already existed, but at that time it was not possible to navigate below the North and South Poles, it was not until 50 years after publication that navigation through the waters was possible. of the poles

exact space travel

The calculations of Verne's work coincide both in the place of takeoff and landing of the first guided trip to the moon, with the characteristic that the author sent his characters on the ship from a cannon

the royal journey

The novel Around the World in 80 Days has a real basis, it was inspired by the Tycoon George Francis Train who tried twice to go around the world in 80 days without success and on the third attempt he succeeded in less than 80 days


One of his predictions was that electricity would change everything. In several of his writings he recorded this new form of energy.

Exciting adventures of the Barsac mission

Barsac and different French officials undertake a journey to the French colonies in order to learn about the ways of life of the natives and thus obtain knowledge of whether they can be granted the vote.

futuristic essay

Trip to the Moon was for Verne a scientific essay, an area where to carry out experiments and no, a place impossible to reach

Run away from home at age 11

Verne runs away from home to enlist as a cabin boy on a ship bound for India. His goal was to get money to buy a pearl necklace for his cousin Caroline, with whom he was very much in love. His father caught him in time, preventing his first great adventure Date: 01-01-1839


In Jules Verne's books there are never any Spanish characters. He had a mania for them. There are only mentions of Spain in 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea. The news that inspired him was the encounter of a French whaler with a giant squid in Tenerife.

technological hope

At the beginning of his years as a writer, Verne had great hopes in technology, but little by little he became pessimistic about the subject, reflecting it in his writings.

Theater premiere of "Around the World in 80 days"

At the premiere of the adaptation of his novel "Around the World in 80 Days", Jules Verne experienced an authentic adventure worthy of his own characters. Verne insisted on personally checking the basket that would lead Phileas Fogg and his inseparable Passepartout to the hindquarters of a real elephant. As part of the stage fell, the elephant terrified out of the theater with Verne riding it, riding down the Boulevard des Capuchins until the tamer caught up with them at the Tuileries. Date: 01-01-1874

Studies at the Royal Lyceum of Nantes

Jules Verne attended the Royal Lyceum of Nantes in 1844, writing short prose poems. Date: 01-01-1844

Photographing the Bottom of the Sea

In the novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", the famous Captain Nemo takes a picture of the seabed from the submarine Nautilus. It was still 20 years before this became possible. Louis Boutan was the first man who photographed underwater life He did it by building a large camera with the help of his brother, thus achieving the first underwater photographs at a depth of more than 50 metres.

boarding school leaks

His father punished him for trying to escape from boarding school and made him promise that from that day on he would only travel with his imagination....
When he was little he was admitted to a school and there he tried to escape because he didn't like it. With a rope made from the sheets in the bedroom, he lowered himself through a window. He was spotted by an outfielder and finished the first down. Later he attempted another escape at the age of eleven. His objective was Marseilles to catch a boat to reach the Antilles where he wanted to buy a pearl necklace as a gift for a cousin he had fallen in love with, Caroline. The attempt was also aborted as his father was able to get to the ship before he left and earned a beating.

hunger and poverty

At the age of 20, when he was a university student, he suffered from hunger and poverty....
She studied law at the wish of her father, but by refusing to study a career that she did not like, her father stopped giving her money. Her little savings were used to buy books and she also spent long hours in the library. Her hardship and hunger caused nervous problems that caused paralysis in her face and jerks, she also had intestinal problems. She even wrote a letter to her mother with the following content. ;
You are probably aware, my dear mother, that there is a hiatus that separates both buttocks and it is nothing but the end of the intestine. (...) Now, in my case, the rectum, prey to a very natural impatience, has a tendency to slip out and, consequently, not to retain its very pleasant content as hermetically as would be desirable. (...) serious inconvenience for a young man whose intention is to mingle in society and not in dirt. Because to say it once, my ass does not close well.

IES in Spain in Honor of Jules Verne

In Spain there are three Institutes of Secondary Education in honor of the French writer: 1.-IES Jules Verne of the community of Madrid 2.-IES Jules Verne of Seville 3.-IES Jules Verne of Toledo

Impey Barbican

Character created by Jules Verne, inspired by the figure of the American president Abraham Lincoln. He starred in several of his adventure novels, having his first appearance in "From the Earth to the Moon", originally published in the year 1865. Date: 01-01-1865

film inspiration

There are 95 films that have been based on Verne's books

Interest in science

He had a great interest in science, so he was constantly reading scientific articles from which he got the information to write his novels.


It seems incredible, but it's true. In 1863, Jules Verne wrote the novel Paris in the XNUMXth Century, about a young man who lives in a world where there is a global communications network. Verne speaks of something similar to a world telegraph, which if we extrapolate it to the present could resemble the Internet


The scientific and geographical data used in his novels had to be as accurate as possible, since Verne carried out his work after a great study and investigation.

Jules Verne meets Nadar

In the year 1860, Verne met Gaspard Félix Tournachon, better known as Nadar, one of the pioneers of photography. In addition to training doctor, writer, painter, journalist and cartoonist. Nadar was truly obsessed with building "El Gigante" (a large balloon with a propeller). Thanks to Nadar, the writer immersed himself fully in aeronautics and wrote "About the Giant", a document published in the Musée des families. Date: 01-01-1860

Jules Verne, stockbroker

In 1857, Jules Verne began working as a stockbroker, a profession that he combined with his literary work until his first great success came in 1863 with the publication of the novel "Five Weeks in a Balloon" Date: 01-01- 1857

Keraban the stubborn

This story is parallel to the one around the world in 80 days, since it is about a stubborn Turkish man who does not want to pay the toll and decides to go around the Black Sea...
Keraban is a Turk from Escutari known for his stubbornness who runs a business in Constantinople. Each city is located on one side of the Bosphorus Strait, at the mouth of the Black Sea. Not wanting to pay a toll of 10 paras, he tries to return to his house by circling the entire Black Sea with his servant Nizib and his partner Van Mitten on a journey that will cost him thousands of paras.

The meteor hunt

Novel published in installments in -Le Journal- from March 5 to April 10, 1908, and in full on April 30 of that same year in a double volume together with -El pilot del Danubio-. Two American amateur astronomers discover a meteoroid at the same time and while they compete to name it after another character, the French inventor Zephyrin Xirdal tries to attract it to Earth because it is made of gold. This book predicts the medical use of the atom, the launch of large technological devices into orbit (satellites) and the dominance of authoritarianism in Europe that arrived a few years later.

the broken straws

Light comedy written in 1850 when the writer was twenty-two years old. It premiered at the Gymnase Theater in Paris with the help of his friend, Alexandre Dumas's son, with discreet success. Date: 20-03-1850

Jules Verne's grave

His grave is in the La Madeleine cemetery in Amiens northeast of Paris. The sculptor Albert-Dominique Roze (1861-1952), had sculpted at the request of the writer himself, who was his friend, a statue representing Verne emerging from the grave with his right arm raised and looking at the sky. There are several legends circulating about this site and its purpose. His face is from the wax cast of his own face at death and the slab is full of symbols whose meaning is not known.

The last post

The 1863th Century Paris Novel was written for the year 1994 and was inspired by a melancholic and dismal version of the future, which was not published until 1989, thanks to the fact that his great-grandson discovered it in XNUMX in a safe.

The Conquests of the Poles

In 20 thousand leagues under the sea and the adventures of Captain Hatteras, meanwhile, he talks about the conquest of the poles, a fact that would be achieved in 1911 (South Pole) and 1948 (North Pole).

The Sources of the Nile River

In his work Five Weeks in a Balloon, Jules Verne describes the discovery of the sources of the Nile River, a fact that would later be carried out by the British explorers Richard F. Burton and John H. Speke

the solar sails

In 1865, Jules Verne published From the Earth to the Moon, where the author talks about space travel and light-driven ships. Today technology already allows ships powered by light through solar sails, which use the sun's energy to move

The Dumas pushed it

Thanks to the fact that in Paris he met the Dumas father and son, Verne began in the world of literature

the newscasts

In a newspaper article published in 1889, Jules Verne described the future of newspapers in the year 2889. According to the French author, instead of being printed, the Earth Chronicle is spoken every morning to subscribers, who know the news of the day through conversations with reporters, statisticians and scientists. The first radio news broadcast, by the way, didn't happen until 1920, and the first on television in 1948.

Jules Verne Marriage

After the disappointment in love caused by his cousin Caroline's indifference, Verne founded the club "The eleven without women". However, at a friend's wedding, he meets the widow Honorine de Fraysse de Viane, mother of 2 girls: Suzanne and Valentine. After 8 months of courtship, they married on January 10, 1857, leaving the "Eleven sin mujeres" club. Date: 10-01-1857

Work method

To make his novels, Verne wrote fiction and added data and scientific equations, managing to generate a contrast, in the same way he carefully assigned the geographical data that he added in his stories.

NASA Apollo XI Mission

From the Earth to the Moon (1865), where he extraordinarily predicted what would happen on the Apollo XI mission that NASA launched a century later. Verne's ship that reaches the moon is called the Columbiad and it carries three men. The Apollo XI module was called Columbia and it also carried 3 men


The author was part of a group of misogynistic writers who called themselves -The eleven without a woman-, he was expelled when he married Honorine Deviane Morel. His companions considered them a betrayal.

Apollo XI Module

When writing From the Earth to the Moon, the fictional ship in which the moon was reached was called Columbia, which is the same name that the Apollo XI module had. Additionally, both had the same cone shape, measuring 3,65m and there was only a small difference in weight.

Monument in Redondela (Pontevedra)

Monument in Redondela (Pontevedra) where we can see Captain Nemo and two of his divers. Made by Sergio Portela in 2004. The work recreates the scene in which Nemo and his two of his divers from the Nautilus collect the treasures of the Battle of Rande (1702) that were hidden in the Galician estuary. The sculptures are made of aged bronze and the divers can only be seen at low tide.

Monument in Vigo

The sculpture is located in the Montero Ríos gardens in Vigo. The city was visited by the French author in 1878. Inaugurated in 2005 and built in bronze by the sculptor José Molares, inspired by the fight that Captain Nemo had against the giant squid in the novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" "

Death of his mother and his friend Hetzel

The death in the same year of Jules Verne's mother and of his friend and publisher Hetzel, represented a severe blow and a much darker change of style in the writer's works. Date: 01-01-1887

Jules Verne Museum

The Jules Verne Museum is entirely dedicated to the French author. It is located in the French city of Nantes. It was inaugurated in 1978 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Jules Verne's birth. ...
It is a modern museum that is located in a beautiful bourgeois mansion from the end of the XNUMXth century, in the Sainte Anne district, on the banks of the Loire river. In the museum we will find manuscripts, books, original documents, models of his inventions, personal belongings, illustrations, games, movie posters based on his work and a large amount of material. All with the technology of the multimedia system that brings us much closer to knowing the Verne World in an agile and entertaining way.

Birth of his son Michel Verne

In 1861 Verne decides to travel to Norway and Iceland with his wife. Although she cannot travel due to her pregnancy. On the way back from the trip Verne is received by his wife and his newborn son Michel Verne, the only child of the marriage. Date: 01-01-1861


In the work of Jules Verne you can see the archetypes of people who always define the same way according to their nationalities....
This is how the author sees people according to their nationality in the vernian literature, which is reflected in his books:
  • French: brave and leaders, logical because they are the compatriots of the author himself.
  • English: phlegmatic and very enclosed in their world. They are often ridiculed. It also outlines them in another positive aspect as great heroes in travel novels (Five weeks in a balloon, Around the world in eighty days...). In others they are defined as merciless colonialists.
  • Russians: honorable and trustworthy. Workers, possibly influenced by the many Russian aristocrats who frequented or lived in Paris.
  • Jews: They are generally defined as greedy, which gave rise to criticism from French Jews who described the author as anti-Semite.
  • Spanish: He barely talks about them in his work, he didn't like them. He defines them as lazy.

narrate trips

The series known as Extraordinary Voyages that had a total of 60 deliveries, among which are the successes to the center of the earth and Twenty thousand leagues under the sea

Character names

The names of some of his characters were anagrams or inspired by real names such as Nadar or Phileas Fogg, referring to the well-known Fog Club.

i hate bankers

In the book Paris in the XNUMXth century, Verne reflects a profound disdain for bankers and capitalism....
It is believed that the reason why the French writer despised this sector was due to experiences when he worked in the stock market.

XNUMXth century Paris

Jules Verne book that was rejected. It is about a young man who lived in a futuristic era, where people inhabited glass skyscrapers, calculators, among others. In that book he talks about electric light, about a device called a pantelegraph that would transmit writings by telephone (fax), the underground train (subway) and that the publishing world would enter into a crisis because paper would be used less. This came later with the Internet.

possible plagiarism

Verne was accused of plagiarizing his novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, but the accuser León Delmas could not prove the accusation and he was declared innocent.

President of the Amiens Esperanto group

In 1903, two years before his death, Jules Verne accepted the presidency of the Amiens Esperanto group and promised to write a book in which that language would play a major role. The book "The impressive adventure of the Barsac mission", could not be finished by Verne and when it was published, any reference to Esperanto had been removed. Date: 2-01-01

logistics forecast

In his work Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, he detailed the ocean as a great natural cupboard where man could stock up not only on fish but also on a large quantity of vegetables for consumption, such as algae.

Multi-area forecasts

In other areas, this remarkable writer was able to predict the generation of audiovisual newscasts, videoconferences, solar sails, aerial advertising

First play: Alexander VI

At the early age of 17, Jules Verne wrote his first play: "Alexander VI", based on the life of Pope Alexander and dedicated to his first love, his cousin Caroline. She decided to marry a rich young man in a marriage of convenience. It is said that this fact marks the writer for his entire life and that this disappointment in love is the origin of his misogyny, present throughout his entire work. Date: 01-01-1847

advertising on the air

In the newspaper column In the Year 2889, Verne also described what he called atmospheric advertising, which could be understood today as messages being written in the sky using airplanes. One of the fathers of science fiction wrote that everyone has noticed those huge warnings reflected in the clouds, so big that they could be seen by the population of entire cities or even countries.

burned your documents

Before Jules Verne died he burned all his notes. Anagrams, riddles, notes, notes, etc. he burned everything so that no one could know about his creative process and the mistakes he had made in it.


In 1863 Jules Verne wrote Paris in the XNUMXth century, describing the life of a young man who lived in a mass society where the population lived in large glass skyscrapers

literary references

He was a great admirer of the writers Charles Dickens and HG Wells. The latter was a pioneer of the science fiction genre.

Totalitarian Regimes

The five hundred million of the Begún announces the totalitarian governments that would be installed in some countries of Europe and Asia during the XNUMXth century

Secretary of the National Theater of Paris

Appointed Julio is appointed Secretary of the National Theater of Paris, thanks to his friendship with Alexandre Dumas. This job allowed him to save money that he spent on buying a piano....
After a time, he was named "Secretary of the National Theater of Paris”, work that allowed him to save money that he invested in a piano.

Date: 01-01-1852

coast guard soldier

After quitting his job at the stock market. Verne becomes a member of the Geography Society, being mobilized during the Franco-Prussian War as a Coast Guard soldier in 1870. Date: 01-01-1870

your name on the moon

His name is on one of the mountains on the hidden side of the Moon and he shares this honor with Herbert George Wells.

War tanks

Verne anticipated the use of war tanks in his book The Steam House,


Verne placed the great telescope on Mount Palomar in California, which is where it was built many years later


Verne is the second most translated author of all time, after Agatha Christie.

Diving Suits

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea described in detail the use of individual diving suits, which were not created until World War II.

Julio Verne Trophy

The Jules Verne Trophy is a prize awarded to sailors who manage to complete the fastest maritime circumnavigation of the world. It can be done with any type of boat or ship. It must be carried out without limitations in the number of crew members, without stopovers and without assistance. Although yes, you must have registered with the organization and paid a registration fee. The name of the award is a tribute to the author's novel "Around the World in Eighty Days" in which Phileas Fogg crosses the world in 80 days.

A pending prediction

The work Journey to the Center of the Earth is the only one that does not have confirmation about the wonderful representations of Verne

Verne in balloon

The only time Verne tried to travel in a balloon, he did not last more than 24 minutes in it, although his first published book was of a trip for 5 weeks in a balloon

Verne sends his son Michel to India

In the year 1878, Jules Verne sends his son Michel as a cabin boy on a ship to India. Thanks to this trip, the novel "A Captain of 15 Years" was born, whose protagonist Dick Sand was antagonistic to Michel and had all the traits and character that Verne would have wanted his son to have. Date: 01-01-1878

Verne publishes stories in the magazine The Museum of Families

In 1851, Jules Verne published two stories in the illustrated magazine "The Family Museum": "Martín Paz" (a fantasy inspired by the paintings of the Peruvian artist Ignacio Merino) and "A drama in Mexico" (a historical story inspired for the "Journey to the American Equinox", by the German naturist and explorer Alexander Von Humboldt). Date: 01-01-1851

Trip to the united states

Jules Verne travels to the United States in 1867, in the company of his brother Paul. His greatest wish was to reach New York on the Great Eastern, nicknamed the "Leviathan of the seas", with a capacity of more than 1000 passengers. He dedicated himself during the voyage to studying every corner of the ship. Once in the United States, he visited New York and the Great Lakes region, going up the Hudson River to Albany. He also got to see Niagara Falls, before heading back to Paris. Date: 01-01-1867

Travel to England and Scotland

In the year 1859 Jules Verne travels to England and Scotland with his friend Hignard. From this trip his first work of scientific fiction was born, which is also a semi-autobiographical novel: "Journey through England and Scotland". Date: 01-01-1859

Trip to Vigo

In 1878, Jules Verne wanted to see the city of Vigo in person, which appears in his novel 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea. With his yacht Saint Michel III, he headed for the Spanish city, where he stayed from June 1 to 4 of that year, 1878. During his stay, he attended the Victory procession and the Reconquest Festival. In that same year Verne visited Lisbon, Cadiz, Tangier, Gibraltar, Malaga, Tetouan and Algiers....

Date: 01-06-1878


In a newspaper article published in 1889, Jules Verne also described the so-called phonotelephoto, a system described as allowing images to be transmitted by sensitive mirrors connected by wires. The phonotelephoto is one of the first references to the technology that we know today as video calls or video conferences.

 before the flag

It is a novel based on the pessimistic area, which manages to reveal Verne's mentality in relation to weapons, the growing power and militarism of Germany, as well as the role that science manages to present as the creator of monsters.

 Adventures of three Russians and three Englishmen in Southern Africa

An expedition is carried out with 6 English experts sent to a mission in Africa with the aim of measuring the meridian that passes through the Kalahari desert

 Adventures of Captain Hatteras

The protagonists receive different letters of invitations to exhibitions in unknown places until they receive an order to travel to the north of Melville Bay....
This novel belongs to the saga of the Extraordinary Trips. It explains the expedition of a group of brave men towards the conquest of the North Pole in a very difficult journey full of dangers. On this occasion, Verne combines exact geographical data and scientific data fully verified in his time, with contributions from his great imagination.

 Travel bags

A millionaire Caribbean girl travels by sea every year, because of a gift for her good grades, she meets a group of students who live in England, being these children or relatives of Caribbean families who study in Europe.

 Cesar Cascabel

César Cascabel and his family have earned enough money to travel from California to France. but their trip is frustrated the moment their money is taken from them

 Five weeks in a balloon

An English explorer and two companions plan an adventure in a balloon, they want to cross Africa from east to west.

 Claudius Bombarnac

Claudio Bombarnac is assigned a train trip in the company of different very peculiar characters who will accompany him on this journey that becomes interesting when Mandarin soldiers join and the hero of the story appears.

 Clovis Dardentor

It takes place on a boat where two brothers who intend to join the French regiment meet a somewhat silly man who wants to marry his beautiful girlfriend and they find themselves involved in different adventures on their journey.

 Two years vacation I and II

Fifteen people between young people and children suffer a maritime accident which forces them to remain on a desert island

 The archipelago on fire

It has in the background the Greek war of independence, in which a pirate ship led by the terrible Sacratif chooses as a profession the sale of Greek prisoners who are taken as slaves

 the way of france

It starts in the rumors of a possible confrontation between France and Germany. Juan is forced to join the army

 The Carpathian castle

This novel tells of the lord of the castle who is in love with a ghost who is an opera singer completely beautiful in life and unforgettable in death.

 The Chancellor

The adventures of the survivors of the shipwreck of a ship that is on fire and the passengers discovering it are unaware of the horrors that await them....
A novel that belongs to the series of "Extraordinary Journeys" where the fate of the survivors of the shipwreck of the ship called The Chancellor is narrated. The writing this time uses the literary resource of the diary written by JR Kazallon, one of the surviving characters. It was started in 1870 and was first published in 1874 as a serial.

 the air town

Two white explorers together with an indigenous and a black boy manage to discover an unknown people, who live in the trees

 The green ray

This novel narrates the search of two uncles for a girl with whom to promise in marriage for it

 The testament of an eccentric

It tells the story after the events that are born from the death of William J. Hyperbone, who is a lonely person who is a member of the Excentric Club, a lover of the game of the goose, born in Chicago being a wealthy person

 school of robinsons

A young nephew of a merchant decides to go on a journey in which he ends up shipwrecked in a virgin land where he lives multiple adventures.

 Hector Servadac

A human group with different nationalities are forced to face different consequences of a terrestrial catastrophe that leads them to shipwreck for two years in the solar system....
It was originally serialized in Magasin d'Education et de Récréation from January 1 to December 15, 1877. It was later republished in a double volume with the subtitle Voyages and Adventures Through the Solar World. Héctor Servadac and a group of characters of different nationalities face a terrestrial catastrophe that makes them travel for two years through the solar system, in a forced coexistence. The Mediterranean Sea is ripped from Earth into space by the collision of a giant meteorite formed by gold telluride. In this novel recurring themes of Jules Verne's work are touched on, such as nationalities, special trips and puns.

 The agency Thompson and Cía.

It begins in an adventure novel made in the Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores and that, after showing us a culmination in a shipwreck

 the steam house

Some friends take a trip in a very strange vehicle which is shaped like an elephant and is powered by steam.

 The ice sphinx

Captain Len Guy, begins a journey to the pole following the footsteps of his missing brother, following the adventures in the fantastic arctic sea, managing to reach a land never seen before.

 the south star

An engineer who lives in the diamond fields wishes to marry a young woman who does not intend to shake his hand, due to his situation, but he improves his situation because he creates a diamond named after the southern star.

 the nameless family

recounts the life of a family that suffered the rebellion given in the lower part of Canada

 Helix Island

A somewhat disconcerting quartet, find themselves kidnapped wishing they could bring music on a floating island that moves through the Pacific Ocean.

 The mysterious island (I)

After escaping in a Civil War balloon, five Americans end up shipwrecked on a desert island relying only on their skills to survive.

 The Mysterious Island (II) The Forsaken

After fleeing the Civil War in a balloon, five Americans along with the engineer Cyrus Smith are going to fall on a desert island....
The five protagonists must survive thanks to their skills and knowledge. Ciro Smith is intrigued to find a piglet with a bullet and vows not to rest until he finds the owner of it.

 The mysterious island (III)

The student Marcus Nielsen is found dead in his room and everything indicates that it has been a suicide but his mother is sure that he has been murdered

 the jangada

Juan Garral travels along the Amazon River with his whole family in a boat called Jangada, during the trip he must face various problems to save his family....
Novel originally published in installments in the Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation from January 1, 1881 to December 1 of the same year. Later it is published in the form of a two-volume book and the story "From Rotterdam to Copenhagen" is included. A family of Juan Garral travels on a giant raft, called a "jangada", after which the novel is named, along the entire length of the Amazon River. The protagonist must face an indecipherable riddle due to the blackmail of one of the travelers.

 Around the world in eighty days

A millionaire man bets half his fortune stating that he will go around the world in 80 days, be it by water, sea or air

 the black indies

Starr makes the decision of Alberfoyle, where he is received by Harry Ford, son of Simón, who takes him to the mine, where the Ford family lives. After arriving, they carry out an exploration in said mine, showing Starr that although the mine is old, it has a much larger gallery.

 The tribulations of a Chinese in China

The protagonist loses his fortune and buys life insurance, forcing a friend to kill him within two months, but then he finds out that his fortune has doubled and he goes through great adventures by not wanting to die.

 the kip brothers

The Kip brothers are found by a shipwreck called "James Cook" that makes a route in the Australian seas, but everything changes when a member of the crew of this ship intends to mutiny and take command to start the piracy.

 Captain Grant's Children (I)

The sons of a missing captain set out on a journey to find him by following the message found in the stomach of a fish.

 Captain Grant's Children (II)

The suffering and anguish of two children of a captain who is lost and they want to find him is recounted.

 The sons of Captain Grant (III) in the Pacific Ocean

It tells the story of a lost father whose children go to rescue the Pacific Ocean

 The castaways of the «Jonathan»

tells the story of a mysterious man named Kaw-Dyer, who is found in Magellan, that is, in the region of the Strait of Magellan

 The five hundred million of the Begún

The inheritance of a Hindu Begun seems to be left without successors until two distant relatives appear to claim it.

 Marvelous Adventures of Antifer

Egyptian millionaire Kamylk-Pasha buries his riches on an island, unknown to his ambitious family

 Matthias Sandorf I

It is about the conspiracy against the Austro-Hungarian monarchy

 Matthias Sandorf II

It is a revolutionary novel in which he plans to get out of the Austrian yoke, but is betrayed and unjustly imprisoned.

 Michael Strogoff

The protagonist must travel thousands of kilometers to accomplish the mission that has been imposed on him, going through enemies and dangers

 Mrs Branican

Mrs. Dolly Branican, lives in the city of San Diego in the United States, after losing her mind after her husband John left on the Franklin boat and then lost their only son

 north vs south

James Burbank is under constant attack from his relatives because he is a supporter of anti-slavery and everything gets worse when the slaves are freed

 robur the conqueror

The novel deals with the advances that occur in air navigation, in a society that supports the aerostats. For this reason, the protagonist is forced to kidnap the president to show him the effectiveness of the ship.

 second homeland

The Robinson family travels to explore the island where they were shipwrecked in previous years to result in a modernization of their lifestyle.

 A lottery ticket

It tells the story of Halda and Joel, two brothers located in Norway, on the banks of the Maan River, who share a house with their mother, and the daughter wants her boyfriend to come back to get married since he is a sailor named Ole Kamp.

 A fifteen years old captain

The characters must overcome different difficulties at sea, highlighting good values ​​such as sincerity

 A drama in Livonia

Two travelers are detained during the night period in a tavern. by having a strange behavior they manage to arouse the interest of the innkeeper and a police officer, who manages to recognize that one of them is a politician from the region

 a floating city

It is a luxurious and grandiose ship whose destination is New York in which various events take place in which passengers come to think that ghosts are found on the ship.

 Twenty thousand leagues of underwater travel

A crew that set out to slay a monster that terrified sailors when steamships were new

 Journey to the Center of the Earth

This novel is about the expedition of a professor of mineralogy, his nephew and a guide inside the interior of the Earth where he discovers that there is a new world

 trip around the moon

The three protagonists seek to reach the moon but fail on their journey and end up spinning eternally in the night star.

Updated on 01/07/2020.
Image of Nadar [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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