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CLAUDE LELOUCH AT JULES VERNE FILM FESTIVAL
French director Claude Lelouch arrives on stage at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris on April 21, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Jules Gabriel Verne (French pronunciation: ; February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French author from Brittany who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated individual author in the world, according to Index Translationum. Some of his books have been made into films. Verne, along with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells, is often popularly referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction".

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