Jules Verne has earned a place in the history of literature as one of the most important writers of adventure novels of recent history. But he was also a futurist and his novels contain more than just entertainment. Their pages contain hidden scientific data, descriptions of inventions and, above all, a love of technological innovations and the progress of humanity.
From his perspective as a nineteenth-century man, Verne shocked the world will tales of gadgets and vehicles that, years later, would eventually take shape outside fiction. His influence has been such that it has come to serve as an inspiration to an entire cultural and aesthetic movement.