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Jules Verne Going to moon a balloon trip around the world adventure under the sea all this in the late 1800s All this was possible in the writings of Jules Verne Jules Verne was born in Nantes on February 8 1828 He had a vivid imagination and as a child he often sailed down the Loire River with his brother He always wondered about air and undersea travel In the 1800s none of these advances were discovered His father was a lawyer and wanted young Verne to be one too Jules was sent to Paris to study law and while he was there he became interested in literature He graduated with a degree in law in 1850 Jules began to write and give private law lessons in Paris His father voiced some concern in pursuing literature as well as law When Jules was in his young 20s he wrote operettas librettos for about 2 years while continuing to practice law He was appointed as the Secretary of the Theatre Lyrique in Paris He made some letters to his mother commenting on his shabby clothes compared to the clothes poets there He started to become a very busy people Verne was married on January 10 1857 to Honorine de Viane He only had 1 child a boy named Michel who was born on August 3 1861 Verne also had 2 stepdaughters Valentine and Suzanne Michel grew up to be a very disobedient child Verne tried many means of stopping this delinquency He put Michel in jail in an attempt to stop the madness He was really unhappy over his sons behavior problem Late 1879 Verne ended up throwing Michel out of the house Michel ran off and married an actress In 1887 he attended and recognized Michels second marriage which helped in reviving the relationship between father and son Jules Verne was an avid traveler and sailor He visited many places with his brother Paul Paul
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