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Jules Verne (February 8, 1828- March 24, 1905) was a French writer. He was one of the first authors to write science fiction. He was born in the city of Nantes, France. His father was a lawyer, and at the beginning, Verne wanted to study law as well. When he was nineteen, he started writing long pieces of literature, but his father wanted him to earn money as a lawyer, not as a writer. In 1847, his father sent him to Paris to start studying law.
In 1848, Jules Verne, on a visit home, fell in love, but the girl's parents did not want her to marry him. Verne was depressed when he heard that the girl had been married to someone else - a rich, older man. In his stories, Jules Verne often writes about women married to people they do not love.
He returned to Paris to find it on the verge of revolution: the French Revolution of 1848 deposed the king, and Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte was elected as the first president of the Republic of France. Verne continued to study law until 1851, but all the time he was writing and meeting with other authors and artists.
Finally, in 1852, he decided to give up being a lawyer, and become a full-time professional writer instead. His father was very unhappy with this decision, but Verne was stubborn and strong-minded, so he went ahead with his plans. Verne went to Paris to try to find success. At first, he did not find any fame. Over time, he became a fan of science, while becoming well-known for his writing. His love of science and writing led him to write stories and novels that are now called "science fiction". Many people say Jules Verne was the creator of the science fiction genre.
This volume contains Jules Verne's 1864 adventure novel, "The Adventures of Captain Hatteras". The novel is set in 1861, and tells the story of a daring British expedition to the North Pole. Led by captain Jon Hatteras, the team must survive a series of vicissitudes including mutiny, barren landscapes, and some events that men do not walk away from the same. The chapters of this book include: "An Unexpected Letter", "Dr. Clawbonny", "Dog-Captain", "Out at Sea", "The Great Polar Current", "Davis's Straits", "Gossip of the Crew", "News", "Dangerous Navigation", "The Devil's Thumb", etcetera. This exciting novel is highly recommended for fans of Verne's seminal work, and it would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.