History Creator / JulesVerne

30th Jan '16 10:53:47 PM Exxolon
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Jules [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Gabriel]] Verne (1828-1905) was an influential 19th century French novelist who became famous for his adventure novels and SpeculativeFiction. He is widely credited as being one of the pioneers of the SpeculativeFiction genre (the others being Creator/MarkTwain, Creator/MaryShelley, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, and Creator/HGWells). His works greatly influenced several generations of authors, and is often the basis for the modern {{Steampunk}} setting.

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Jules '''Jules [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Gabriel]] Verne Verne''' (1828-1905) was an influential 19th century French novelist who became famous for his adventure novels and SpeculativeFiction. He is widely credited as being one of the pioneers of the SpeculativeFiction genre (the others being Creator/MarkTwain, Creator/MaryShelley, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, and Creator/HGWells). His works greatly influenced several generations of authors, and is often the basis for the modern {{Steampunk}} setting.
2nd Jan '16 9:24:34 AM Menshevik
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* ''The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz'' (edited by his son Michel)



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* StarvingArtist: In his younger days, after his father cut his financial support because Verne dropped out of the law school and turned himself to literature. To feed himself, he had to work as a stock broker, a job he hated immensely despite being reportedly quite successful at it. Eventually, though, this trope became subverted when plays of his works and large readership lead to him having a big house in Nantes, a yacht and a comfortable lifestyle.


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* StarvingArtist: In his younger days, after his father cut his financial support because Verne dropped out of the law school and turned himself to literature. To feed himself, he had to work as a stock broker, a job he hated immensely despite being reportedly quite successful at it. Eventually, though, this trope became subverted when plays of his works and large readership lead to him having a big house in Nantes, a yacht and a comfortable lifestyle.
2nd Jan '16 9:16:13 AM Menshevik
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* HumansAreBastards: Contrary to the public opinion, Verne didn't have any illusions of the human nature and wasn't that shy to show it in his works. This was greatly moderated by his close friend and publisher, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, who had much more optimistic outlook and spared no effort [[ExecutiveMeddling in reigning in his friend's misanthropy]].



* {{Homage}}: From his younger years Verne was well-read in the works of Creator/ETAHoffmann, and some of his own works can be seen as homages, most notably the novella ''Master Zacharius'' (1854), ''The Castle in Transylvania'', and the posthumously published ''The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz''. About the latter he wrote in his last letter to Hetzel that it was "pure Hoffmann, and Hoffmann himself would not have dared to go that far".

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* {{Homage}}: From his younger years Verne was well-read in the works of Creator/ETAHoffmann, and some of his own works can be seen as homages, most notably the novella ''Master Zacharius'' (1854), ''The Castle in Transylvania'', ''Literature/TheCastleInTransylvania'', and the posthumously published ''The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz''. About the latter he wrote in his last letter to Hetzel that it was "pure Hoffmann, and Hoffmann himself would not have dared to go that far".far".
* HumansAreBastards: Contrary to the public opinion, Verne didn't have any illusions of the human nature and wasn't that shy to show it in his works. This was greatly moderated by his close friend and publisher, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, who had much more optimistic outlook and spared no effort [[ExecutiveMeddling in reigning in his friend's misanthropy]].
2nd Jan '16 9:13:52 AM Menshevik
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* {{Homage}}: From his younger years Verne was well-read in the works of Creator/ETAHoffmann, and some of his own works can be seen as homages, most notably the novella ''Master Zacharius'' (1854), ''The Castle in Transylvania'', and the posthumously published ''The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz''. About the latter he wrote in his last letter to Hetzel that it was "pure Hoffmann, and Hoffmann himself would not have dared to go that far".
2nd Jan '16 8:36:48 AM Menshevik
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* ''Tribulations of a Chinaman in China''


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* ThoseTwoGuys: Craig and Fry, the two employees assigned by the American insurance company as bodyguards to watch over Kin-Fo in ''Tribulations of a Chinaman in China''. Inseparable and largely indistinguishable (they are cousins), they appear like spiritual ancestors of the [[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Thom(p)sons]], if a bit more competent.
5th Aug '15 1:48:40 AM Khathi
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* TractorBeam: Possibly the UrExample - ''The Meteor Hunt'', written in 1901 and published in 1908, uses such a device to bring the titular meteor down to Earth. Except that both the TractorBeam and its inventor were introduced by ''Michel'' Verne, when he reedited the novel for punlication three years after his father's death.

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* TractorBeam: Possibly the UrExample - ''The Meteor Hunt'', written in 1901 and published in 1908, uses such a device to bring the titular meteor down to Earth. Except that both the TractorBeam and its inventor were introduced by ''Michel'' Verne, when he reedited the novel for punlication publication three years after his father's death.
5th Aug '15 1:48:14 AM Khathi
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* TractorBeam: Possibly the UrExample - ''The Meteor Hunt'', written in 1901 and published in 1908, uses such a device to bring the titular meteor down to Earth.

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* TractorBeam: Possibly the UrExample - ''The Meteor Hunt'', written in 1901 and published in 1908, uses such a device to bring the titular meteor down to Earth. Except that both the TractorBeam and its inventor were introduced by ''Michel'' Verne, when he reedited the novel for punlication three years after his father's death.
26th Jun '15 10:19:27 PM Omeganian
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* TractorBeam: Possibly the UrExample - ''The Meteor Hunt'', written in 1901 and published in 1908, uses such a device to bring the titular meteor down to Earth.
20th Jun '15 7:16:43 AM rememberthehood1941
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** The original backstory for Nemo of ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSeas'' was almost RippedFromTheHeadlines [[spoiler: in that he was a Polish nobleman who had lost his entire family to the Russians in the 1863 January Uprising, the Russians' actions shocked and angered many people throughout the world, including Verne. [[ExecutiveMeddling His editor was afraid of offending Russia though so he made Verne obscure Nemo's origins in the book.]]]]

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** The original backstory for Nemo of ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSeas'' ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' was almost RippedFromTheHeadlines [[spoiler: in that he was a Polish nobleman who had lost his entire family to the Russians in the 1863 January Uprising, the Russians' actions shocked and angered many people throughout the world, including Verne. [[ExecutiveMeddling His editor was afraid of offending Russia though so he made Verne obscure Nemo's origins in the book.]]]]
20th Jun '15 7:16:04 AM rememberthehood1941
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** The original backstory for Nemo of ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSeas'' was almost RippedFromTheHeadlines [[spoiler: in that he was a Polish nobleman who had lost his entire family to the Russians in the 1863 January Uprising, the Russians' actions shocked and angered many people throughout the world, including Verne. [[ExecutiveMeddling His editor was afraid of offending Russia though so he made Verne obscure Nemo's origins in the book.]]]]
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