Verne Jules Gabriel
Verne(vûrn, vĕrn), Jules Gabriel 1828-1905.
French writer who is considered the founder of modern science fiction. His novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
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