American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Verne, Jules 1828-1905. French writer who is considered the founder of modern science fiction. His novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
- n. French writer who is considered the father of science fiction (1828-1905)
“The Jules Verne is very pricey, as you might imagine, but offers high quality French food with an unforgettable view.”
“Jules Verne is one of my particular favourites, though for the purpose of this demonstration, it makes no odds who the author is.”
“From the small-world category, my cousin Verne Rupright is running for mayor of Wasilla.”
“Of course, Verne is writing a work of fiction, and on top of that the main purpose of this passage is to set up India as a contrast with America later in the book rather than to be a geography textbook.”
“Though Verne is credited with being highly predictive of the Apollo program in many respects, he shot his adventurers to the moon with a giant cannon, something even an engineer of the time could have shown was impossible.”
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“NASA and Jules Verne is the next entry in this blog.”
“Whereas the Gem and Magnet derive from Dickens and Kipling, the Wizard, Champion, Modem Boy, etc., owe a great deal to H.G. Wells, who, rather than Jules Verne, is the father of Scientifiction.”
“Indeed, Mme. Verne is a most charming woman, and even in this awkward position she made everything go most gracefully.”
“It was part of the manuscript of a novel that M. Verne is engaged on at present.”
“(Yes, the Verne is its first official English publication, so it counts!”
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