Bored February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, Jules Verne was the first authentic exponent of modern science fiction. He spent his childhood living near a busy seaport and was exposed to vessels arriving and departing which sparked his interest in adventure and travel. As a son of a lawyer Verne was sent to Paris to study law; however, he was already planning a literary career.
In 1850 Verne wrote his first play, “Broken Straws”, which was somewhat successful. He fell in love with the daughter of an army officer, Madame Morel, whom he married in 1858. His first book, The 1858 Salon, was published the same year he married. Some of his most known books include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. He became partially blind and died on March 24, 1905, at the age of 77. Being the “Founding Father” of science fiction, he bought influence in Literature. He was not only an author of books; however, a playwright and a poet. It was not after Journey to the Center of the Earth was published that science fiction became a genre.
His books mostly adventurous influenced many to dive deeper into the secret of earth and nature. Verne books are considered to be the second most translated novels; furthermore, his books are still popular today. One example Journey to the Center of the Earth was first published in French in 1864 and translated into English in 1871. As a poet, he wrote “La Cloche Du Soir,” “La Nuit,” and many other well-known French poems.Jules Verne has a complex personality. As a writer of many science fiction books, he lacks confidence and is an extremely sensitive person. Because has extremely high expectations of himself, Verne often gets frustrated.
Verne constantly has to calm his nerves because of his acute sensitivity. He would go find peaceful and harmonic environments where he can relax and clean his mind. Moreover, he would listen to music to restore balance. Despite his lack of confidence, he enjoys playing practical jokes and has a good sense of humor. His subconsciousness in his early life was often misunderstood, making him shy and withdrawn.
He feels most satisfied when studying alone or when he is sailing the English Channel.