Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828-March 24, 1905) was a French playwright, poet, and novelist best known as "The Father of Science Fiction" and for his adventure stories. His most famous works are Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Verne is considered a pioneer of the European avant-garde and surrealism. He the second most-translated author since 1979.