The novelist Jules Verne died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Imaginative French author of such famous science fiction and adventure novels as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth. His other popular works include From the Earth to the Moon and Around the World in Eighty Days.
He and his brother and three sisters were the children of attorney Pierre Verne and Sophie Allote de la Fuyeand. He and his wife, Honorine de Viane Morel, had a son named Michel Verne, who was born in the late summer of 1861.
We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer.
Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.
So is man’s heart. The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world.
Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards.
On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality!