Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors.Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work.This edition is dedicated to the French writer Jules Verne. Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation was markedly different in Anglophone regions where he had often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, largely because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels have often been printed. Since the 1980s, his literary reputation has improved. Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.This book contains the following writings:Novels: Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea; Around the World in 80 Days; From the Earth to the Moon; Journey to the Centre of the Earth; Five Weeks in a Balloon.Short Stories: A Drama in Mexico; A Drama in the Air; A Winter Amid the Ice; The Blockade Runners; The Mutineers of the "Bounty"; Frritt-Flacc; Off on a Cometor Hector Servadac.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!