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Jules Verne (1828-1905) was born in France. Around the World in Eighty Days has long been his most popular novel. Verne is credited with creating the genre of science fiction with such other works as Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Voyages around the world -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.