Planet Verne

“An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish.”  The Mysterious Island (1874)

Jane Daly getting into costume for The Mysterious Island, 1929

“To describe my despair would be impossible. No words could tell it.I was buried alive, with the prospect before me of dying of hunger and thirst.” Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)

Jules Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French writer best known as a pioneering author in science fiction. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows.

“The moon, by her comparative proximity, and the constantly varying appearances produced by her several phases, has always occupied a considerable share of the attention of the inhabitants of the earth. “ – From the Earth to the Moon (1865)

“We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer. “ Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

“Poets are like proverbs: you can always find one to contradict another.” – The Survivors of the Chancellor (1875)


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