The sea in Jules Verne’s life

Restless traveler, a smart geographer, a talented writer – these are all facets harmoniously coexisted in one incredible personality, known in the history of the world literary classics under the name of Jules Verne.

Born in 1828, in the family of a French
human rights activist, Vern received a decent education
and was trying to follow in the footsteps of his father. He even got a law degree, but
the vocation of the writer took the better of him. Which in the writer’s influence
the works of Victor Hugo and Alexander Dumas inspired him to publish plays that brought
the author unprecedented at that time popular.

Creativity as a sense

Jules Verne is the Creator of the 66 books, which can safely be called geographical
encyclopedia, after all, studying the works of famous scientists and travelers, the writer managed harmoniously to combine creativity and science.
The uniqueness of literary masterpieces is a talented recreating
life on planet Earth, ranging from the incredible vegetation and
ending with the colorful traditions of different peoples.

Some works of the writer tells about a trip around the world, among them – “Around the world in 80 days, Robur the Conqueror”,
“Lord of the world”, the other part displays the incidents on a particular continent
– “Five weeks in a balloon” “Travels and adventures of captain Hatteras”, “Ice Sphinx”. Special meaning is filled with creativity,
in which the author narrates about adventures at sea, because the water from
he had a special relationship.

“Floating” writer’s Cabinet

1865 is marked by moving the writer closer to the sea, in the village of Le Crotoy.
In this place the river Somme connected with
sea. This place was truly a Paradise for the Faithful.

Sailing yacht “San Michele”, which acquires and
converts at its discretion, the writer, becomes a kind of
“floating” Cabinet. Here he spends much of his creative

Swimming and unity with the sea an unusual way inspired
Jules Verne writing literary masterpieces in
which the main characters become parties to incredible adventures. Cabin for work was equipped with all the necessary amenities for
not to break away from the creative process, starting from furniture and ending with the essential
scientific literature.

Despite the excitement of the Issuer about high statistics
shipwrecks, Jules Verne
soothed him as “an inspirational impact of the ocean” on creativity. “I
work as if you were sitting in your office in Lefebvre street.
That’s fine, — what food for the imagination!” wrote a novelist in response to
calls on the return.

His creative journey lasted until 1870 – the beginning
the Franco-Prussian war. Mobilized the coast guard Le Crotoy, Vern stood guard over the Bay of the Somme.
During this period he wrote two more novels – “the adventures of three
Russians and three Englishmen in South Africa” and “Casper”.

After a while a great writer, who had a weakness for sailboats,
acquires a new ship and name it the “San Michelle II”. And after
a short time in 1877, makes a deal on the purchase of new yachts.

Having collected all his savings, a seasoned traveler becomes
the owner of the splendid ship “Saint-Michel III”. A year later a 28-metre schooner sailing, visiting Lisbon, Gibraltar, Algiers. And after a time visits the shores of Scotland and England.

An unforgettable experience leaves a lasting
stay in the Mediterranean waters in 1884, where the crew of the sailing yacht
going through an incredible storm. But all ends happily, and, having overcome the Strait of Messina, Jules Verne with his family steps into the land of the Apennine

At that time, the writer did not think that his Maritime wanderings
will be the final. Soon he sells the boat and, after a series of troubles,
his life becomes shades otshelnika existence.

“The sea is eternal movement and love”

The marine library of the great novelist consists of
splendid creatures that were created under the influence of feelings experienced in
traveling under sail. 6 months of the year, for many years, he spent on
the yacht, which was written such works as “the Floating city”, “Twenty
thousand leagues under the sea,” “the Country of furs”, “the Mysterious island”.

Thoughts, feelings, actions some book characters very closely intertwined with the life of the great French writer Jules Verne. And its harmony with the water element read between the lines of unique works. Maybe that’s why his work will not lose its relevance for many, many generations?!

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