Jules Verne

Jules Verne

An Exploratory Biography

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Drawing on mountains of unpublished correspondence between the renowned science fiction author and various friends and family members, a comprehensive biography recreates Verne's life from his youth in Nantes to his self-imposed exile outside of Paris as an adult.

Blackwell North Amer
Drawing on previously unpublished letters and papers, Herbert R. Lottman reveals Jules Verne, the pioneer of the science fiction genre and the uncannily accurate forecaster of twentieth-century invention, in an entirely new light. In this groundbreaking biography, Lottman explores the dark, private side of the visionary writer.
In his long-lost novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century (published in France in 1994, and in the United States in early 1997), Verne predicted a world filled with both technological achievements and monstrosities: cars, fax machines, synthesizers, computers, mass transit, and the electric chair. With uncharacteristic mistrust, Verne simultaneously marveled at the inventions and despaired at what drove people to create them. It is this elusive, disillusioned aspect of Verne that Herbert Lottman captures here.
Tracing Verne's life from his childhood in Nantes to his self-imposed exile outside of Paris as an adult, Lottman sketches a vivid portrait of the man. Lottman brings to light for the first time Verne's secret struggles with his constant wanderlust, his unhappy marriage, his rebellious son, and his overbearing editor-publisher, Pierre-Jules Hetzel.

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on unpublished correspondence between the renowned science fiction author and various friends and family members, and recreates Verne's life from his youth in Nantes to his self-imposed exile outside of Paris as an adult

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780312146368
0312146361
Branch Call Number: B VER
Characteristics: xiv, 366 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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