French science fiction writer Jules Verne monument appeared in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 27 September, 2015. Meanwhile, made of plastic painted in bronze color, the monument to the great French writer became the first installed in Russia. The sculptor depicted Jules Verne flying in a hot-air balloon, and in his hand he is holding a Spyglass. The figure of the writer in human growth stands in the basket of a balloon. Together with the balloon, the monument is a composition about 10 meters high. The sculpture was installed on the initiative of a construction company, which has a housing complex in the city, named after a French writer.
He wrote an incredible amount of books, and, admittedly, not everything is worth reading necessarily. However, some of them will live for a long time – as long as lives the desire to escape beyond the limits of everyday life. A desire, for example, to make a round-the-world trip for eighty days, or go to the center of the Earth, or fly to the moon. Or, together with the mysterious captain Nemo, make a journey of twenty thousand leagues under the water.
French writer-humanist, one of the founders of the science fiction genre, Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in the rich port city of Nantes (France), in the family of a lawyer. And when Verne was 20, his parents sent him to a college in Paris to obtain a legal education. Meanwhile, literary activity began in 1849. Then he wrote several plays (vaudeville and comic operas).
A passionate traveler, Jules Verne traveled on his yacht “Saint-Michel” around the Mediterranean Sea, visited Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Holland, Scandinavia, and went into African waters. Besides, in 1867, Jules Verne visited North America.
Jules Verne died at 8 am on March 24, 1905 in the town of Amiens (France). He was buried near his house in Amiens. Two years after the death of Jules Verne, on his grave appeared a monument. It depicts a science fiction writer rising from the dust, with his hand stretched out to the stars.
Noteworthy, Jules Verne is the author of about a hundred books, including poems, plays, about 70 stories and novels
French science fiction writer Jules Verne monument