A French author in the period of industrialization. Wrote science fiction and novels of adventure, encourging the young generation to dream of progress. Noted for a careful gathering and organization of information on various topics. Made enough money writing books to own a yacht. Read his:
"In Search of the Castaways"
"20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"
"The Mysterious Island"
"Around the World in 80 Days"
"Towards the Center of the Earth"