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Around the World in 80 Days Lesson Plan

About the Author

Jules Verne was a novelist, poet, and playwright born in Nantes, France, who wrote many celebrated adventure and science fiction novels in the later half of the 19th century. Some of his most famous works include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. He has been the second-most translated author in the world since 1979, and is called one of the fathers of science fiction.

Growing up, Verne had one brother and three sisters, and was primarily educated at various boarding schools throughout France. By the age of nineteen Verne was already writing long works, but his father insisted that he not try to make any money...

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