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The Life and Works of Jules Verne

Friday 28 March 2014

1 Hour


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Novelist and critic Dame Margaret Drabble discusses the life and works of Jules Verne. Known primarily as a master of science fiction writing, Verne is a figure whose reach goes beyond the boundaries of genre. A hugely influential writer concerned with the outermost peripheries of scientific possibility, Verne was ‘a darling of the French avant-garde’, and his thrilling narratives continue to resonate with generations of readers and writers.

Drabble is the author of The Pure Gold Baby, and she has recently introduced The Folio Society’s edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. She has published 17 novels and is a winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Golden PEN Award. Her critical works include studies of William Wordsworth and Thomas Hardy.

Presented by The Folio Society.