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Jules Verne : the definitive biography

Author: William Butcher
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A controversial portrait of the nineteenth-century French literary master offers insight into his achievements, creative process, and personal life, from his lovers and enemies to his school studies and reading choices.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jules Verne; Jules Verne; Jules Verne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Butcher
ISBN: 1560258543 9781560258544 9781560259046 1560259043
OCLC Number: 67774974
Description: xxxii, 369 p. : ill., geneal. table, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Island Adrift: 1828-35 1 --
Chapter 2 Chantenay Castaway: 1836-39 19 --
Chapter 3 Schoolboy Writer: 1840-46 37 --
Chapter 4 What Use Are Girls?: 1846-48 53 --
Chapter 5 Law Student in the Literary Salons: 1848-51 71 --
Chapter 6 Plays and Poverty: 1851-54 87 --
Chapter 7 Tribulations of a Frenchman in France: 1854-57 103 --
Chapter 8 Married, with Portfolio: 1857-59 121 --
Chapter 9 Destiny Draws up her Skirts: 1860-63 137 --
Chapter 10 Golden Years: 1863-66 153 --
Chapter 11 Whole New World: 1865-67 169 --
Chapter 12 By Land and Sea: 1867-69 183 --
Chapter 13 Gathering Clouds: 1868-71 201 --
Chapter 14 End of Exploration: 1871-72 217 --
Chapter 15 Last Paradise: 1872-79 229 --
Chapter 16 Freedom, Music, and the Sea: 1876-80 243 --
Chapter 17 Salvation through Work: 1879-83 255 --
Chapter 18 Home Front: 1882-90 269 --
Chapter 19 Heading for the Hundredth: 1890-1905 283 --
Epilogue: Communing with the Dead 297.
Responsibility: William Butcher ; introduction by Arthur C. Clarke.
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