Jules G. Verne was born in Nantes, the former capital of Brittany, France. Verne went to Paris to study law but began writing stories and working in theatre as well. When Verne's father discovered that his son was writing rather than studying law, he promptly withdrew his financial support. His wife then encouraged him to pursue his writing, and he became acquainted with Pierre-Jules Hetzel, an important French publisher. Hetzel also helped improve Verne's writings. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Imagine Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Treasure Island... Not a bad read, but not brilliant either. Not very original territory.Published 20 months ago by D. Johnson
He should stick to SciFi. I didn't care for this story at all. It's too classroom. Not my cup of tea at allPublished on July 24, 2013 by C. A. Isbell
Terribly dated of course. I would not have read this except it was by Vern and I had not read it before.Published on December 28, 2012 by wayner41