Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules VerneParis in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne

Paris in the Twentieth Century

byJules Verne

Paperback | October 21, 1997

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THE LITERARY DISCOVERY OF THE CENTURY

In 1863 Jules Verne, famed author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days, wrote a novel that his literary agent deemed too farfetched to be published. More than one hundred years later, his great-grandson found the handwritten, never-before published manuscript in a safe. That manuscript was Paris in the Twentieth Century, an astonishingly prophetic view into the future by one of the most renowned science fiction writers of our time . . .
Jules Verne was born in France in 1828 and died in 1905. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel was wildly successful, producing many brilliant novels in the burgeoning genre of science fiction: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in 80 Days, among others. Verne is th...
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Title:Paris in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.9 × 5.2 × 0.6 inPublished:October 21, 1997

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ISBN - 10:034542039X

ISBN - 13:9780345420398

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Written in 1863, long before the advent of automobiles, electric street lights, and computers, Jules Verne's vision of a strange and unusual world predates both "Brave New World" and "1984", and bests both of those dystopian classics in its amazingly accurate depiction of a technologically extraordinary and socially alienated future world