A Jules Verne Centennial: 1905-2005

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Online exhibition on the writings of Jules Verne, considered the “father of science fiction.” Verne was the first person to recognize that the new world of 19th-century scientific discovery offered a framework for adventure novels where the science of the day played an important role. Find images from early editions of Verne's works with the original engraved illustrations that made his works so popular. Since the original woodcuts and early printing plates are long gone, all that remains are these images from the early books. Less

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