20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Essay

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Born on February 8, 1828, Jules Verne had spent most of his child hood in the small, seafaring town of Nantes, France. He was the son of a wealthy provincial lawyer, Pierre Verne and Sophie Allote de la Fuÿe, a local woman from generations with maritime history and Scottish ancestry. In 1829, the Verne family relocated to Quai Jean-Bart. In the same year, Verne's brother Paul was born. Following his brother would be three more sisters, Anna, Mathilde, and Maria in 1836, 1839, and 1842, chronologically. Through most of his childhood, Verne had repeatedly dreamed on endeavoring on great adventures on the high seas. His early life was marked with one unfortunate occasion, he had climbed out of his window of his house and ran down to…show more content…
The couple already had two children, Suzanne Morel and Valentine Morel, from the account of Honorine was a widow. Four years after his marriage, Verne had missed the birth of his only biological son Michel Verne. Verne held many careers before and after his marriage. To gain the approval of the Morels to marry Honorine, Verne had to accepted her brother’s offer to create a brokerage. His father begrudgingly approved and Verne would become a stockbroker. While he was occupied by the extensive hours of work at the Paris exchange, he also prepared for his first major literary piece. He had adopted a meticulous timetable to accommodate his literary labors. Verne would begin writing and researching as early as five, before arriving at the Bourse to become occupied with his regular occupation as a stockbroker. In the following years, the increasingly popular author published his first long fiction book, Five Weeks in a Balloon. This book fascinated to many since Central Africa was a vast and unexplored territory. Verne, soon after, would retire and devote his time to create stories that many will now called the greatest works in science fiction (“Jules Verne”). His works were soon interrupted in the years 1870-71, a time that would be known as the Franco-Prussian war. The severity of the dispute had resulted in Verne having to leave his personal life and serve with the French coast guard and manning the cannons ("Verne,
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