Jules Verne bibliography

Jules Verne, circa 1856

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Most famous for his novel sequence, the Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne also wrote assorted short stories, plays, miscellaneous novels, essays, and poetry. His works are notable for their profound influence on science fiction[1] and on surrealism,[2] their innovative use of modernist literary techniques such as self-reflexivity,[3] and their complex combination of positivist and romantic ideologies.[4]

Unless otherwise referenced, the information presented here is derived from the research of Volker Dehs, Jean-Michel Margot, Zvi Har’El,[5] and William Butcher.[6]

Voyages Extraordinaires

1890 Hetzel advertisement

Three publication dates for each book are given because, in the system developed by Pierre-Jules Hetzel for the Voyages Extraordinaires, each of Verne's novels was published successively in several different formats. This resulted in several distinct editions of each texts, as follows.[7]

  • Serial (known as éditions pré-originales, pre-original editions): Serialization in a periodical, usually Hetzel's own biweekly Magasin d'Éducation et de récréation ("Magazine of Education and Recreation", founded 1864). The serialized installments were illustrated by artists on Hetzel's staff, such as Édouard Riou, Léon Benett, and George Roux.
  • In-18 (éditions originales, original editions): complete unillustrated texts published in book form at in-18 (18mo) size. (Similar versions in the slightly larger 12mo size, with illustrations taken from the serialization, are also considered éditions originales.) This edition is almost always the first book-format printing; the one exception is Claudius Bombarnac, which was first published in a grand-in-8º edition.[8]
  • In-8 (cartonnages dorés et colorés, gilded and colored bindings): Complete editions of the text, published in grand in-8º ("large octavo") book form with a lavishly decorated cover. These deluxe editions, designed for Christmas and New Year's markets, include most or all of the illustrations from the serializations.

Published in Verne's lifetime

Original French title Most common English title Serial In-18 In-8
Cinq Semaines en ballon Five Weeks in a Balloon 1863 1865
Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras The Adventures of Captain Hatteras 1864–5 1866 1866
Voyage au centre de la Terre Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864 1867
De la Terre à la Lune From the Earth to the Moon 1865 1865 1868
Les Enfants du capitaine Grant In Search of the Castaways 1865–7 1867–8 1868
Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 1869–70 1869–70 1871
Autour de la Lune Around the Moon 1869 1870 1872
Une Ville flottante A Floating City 1870 1871 1871
Aventures de trois Russes et de trois Anglais The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa 1871–2 1872 1872
Le Pays des fourrures The Fur Country 1872–3 1873 1873
Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours Around the World in Eighty Days 1872 1873 1873
L'Île mystérieuse The Mysterious Island 1874–5 1874–5 1875
Le Chancellor The Survivors of the Chancellor 1874–5 1875 1875
Michel Strogoff Michael Strogoff 1876 1876 1876
Hector Servadac Off on a Comet 1877 1877 1877
Les Indes noires The Child of the Cavern 1877 1877 1877
Un Capitaine de quinze ans Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen 1878 1878 1878
Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum The Begum's Millions 1879 1879 1879
Les Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine Tribulations of a Chinaman in China 1879 1879 1879
La Maison à vapeur The Steam House 1879–80 1880 1880
La Jangada Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon 1881 1881 1881
L'École des Robinsons Godfrey Morgan 1882 1882 1882
Le Rayon vert The Green Ray 1882 1882 1882
Kéraban-le-têtu Kéraban the Inflexible 1883 1883 1883
L'Étoile du sud The Vanished Diamond 1884 1884 1884
L'Archipel en feu The Archipelago on Fire 1884 1884 1884
Mathias Sandorf Mathias Sandorf 1885 1885 1885
L'Épave du "Cynthia" The Waif of the Cynthia 1885 1885 1885
Un Billet de loterie The Lottery Ticket 1886 1886 1886
Robur-le-Conquérant Robur the Conqueror 1886 1886 1886
Nord contre Sud North Against South 1887 1887 1887
Le Chemin de France The Flight to France 1887 1887 1887
Deux Ans de vacances Two Years' Vacation 1888 1888 1888
Famille-sans-nom Family Without a Name 1889 1889 1889
Sans dessus dessous The Purchase of the North Pole 1889 1889
César Cascabel César Cascabel 1890 1890 1890
Mistress Branican Mistress Branican 1891 1891 1891
Le Château des Carpathes Carpathian Castle 1892 1892 1892
Claudius Bombarnac Claudius Bombarnac 1892 1893 1892
P'tit-Bonhomme Foundling Mick 1893 1893 1893
Mirifiques Aventures de Maître Antifer Captain Antifer 1894 1894 1894
L'Île à hélice Propeller Island 1895 1895 1895
Face au drapeau Facing the Flag 1896 1896 1896
Clovis Dardentor Clovis Dardentor 1896 1896 1896
Le Sphinx des glaces An Antarctic Mystery 1897 1897 1897
Le Superbe Orénoque The Mighty Orinoco 1898 1898 1898
Le Testament d'un excentrique The Will of an Eccentric 1899 1899 1899
Seconde Patrie The Castaways of the Flag 1900 1900 1900
Le Village aérien The Village in the Treetops 1901 1901 1901
Les Histoires de Jean-Marie Cabidoulin The Sea Serpent 1901 1901 1901
Les Frères Kip The Kip Brothers 1902 1902 1902
Bourses de voyage Travel Scholarships 1903 1903 1903
Un Drame en Livonie A Drama in Livonia 1904 1904 1904
Maître du monde Master of the World 1904 1904 1904
L'Invasion de la mer Invasion of the Sea 1905 1905 1905

Posthumous additions

The posthumously published volumes in the Voyages Extraordinaires were extensively altered and in some cases entirely written by Verne's son Michel.[9]
Original French title Most common English title Serial In-18 In-8
Le Phare du bout du monde The Lighthouse at the End of the World 1905 1905 1905
Le Volcan d’or The Golden Volcano 1906 1906 1906
L’Agence Thompson and Co The Thompson Travel Agency 1907 1907 1907
La Chasse au météore The Chase of the Golden Meteor 1908 1908 1908
Le Pilote du Danube The Danube Pilot 1908 1908 1908
Les Naufragés du "Jonathan" The Survivors of the "Jonathan" 1909 1909 1909
Le Secret de Wilhelm Storitz The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz 1910 1910 1910
L’Étonnante Aventure de la mission Barsac The Barsac Mission 1914 1920 1919

Other novels

Short stories

Published in Verne's lifetime

Posthumously published

  • "Pierre-Jean" ("Pierre-Jean"; published by Michel Verne in 1910 in heavily altered form as "La destinée de Jean Morénas")
  • "Le Mariage de M. Anselme des Tilleuls" ("The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls")
  • "San Carlos" ("San Carlos")
  • "Le Humbug" ("The Humbug")
  • "Edom" ("Edom," with Michel Verne; published by Michel Verne in 1910 in heavily altered form as "L’Éternel Adam")

Nonfiction books

  • Géographie illustrée de la France et de ses colonies (Illustrated Geography of France and its Colonies, 1866–68, with Théophile Lavallée)
  • Découverte de la Terre: Histoire générale des grands voyages et des grands voyageurs (Discovery of the Earth, 1870–80, with Gabriel Marcel)
  • Grands Navigateurs du XVIIIe siècle (Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century)


  • "Portraits d'artistes. XVIII" ("Portraits of Artists: XVIII," 1857)
  • "Salon de 1857" ("Salon of 1857," series of seven articles, 1857)
  • "A propos du Géant" ("About the Géant," 1863)
  • "Edgar Poe et ses œuvres" ("Edgar Allan Poe and his Works," 1864)
  • "Les méridiens et le calendrier" ("The Meridians and the Calendar," 1873)
  • "24 minutes en ballon" ("24 Minutes in a Balloon," 1873)
  • "Note pour l’affaire J. Verne contre Pont Jest" ("Note for the case J. Verne v. Pont Jest", 1876)
  • "Souvenirs d’enfance et de jeunesse" ("Memories of Childhood and Youth," 1890)


  • Les Pailles rompues (The Broken Straws, 1850)
  • Monna Lisa (Mona Lisa, 1852)
  • Le Colin-Maillard (Blind Man's Buff, 1853, with Michel Carré and Aristide Hignard)
  • Un Fils adoptif (The Adoptive Son, 1853, with Charles Wallut)
  • Les Compagnons de la Marjolaine (Knights of the Daffodil, 1855, with Carré and Hignard)
  • Monsieur de Chimpanzé (Mr. Chimpanzee, 1858, with Carré and Hignard)
  • L’Auberge des Ardennes (The Inn in the Ardennes, 1860, with Carré and Hignard)
  • Onze jours de siège (Eleven Days' Siege, 1861, with Wallut and Victorien Sardou)
  • Un neveu d’Amérique (A Nephew from America, 1873, with Wallut and Édouard Cadol)
  • Le Tour du monde en 80 jours (Around the World in 80 Days, 1874, with Adolphe d'Ennery)
  • Les Enfants du capitaine Grant (The Children of Captain Grant, 1878, with d'Ennery)
  • Michel Strogoff (Michael Strogoff, 1880)
  • Voyage à travers l'impossible (Journey Through the Impossible, 1882)
  • Kéraban-le-têtu (Kéraban the Pigheaded, 1883)



  1. ^ Roberts 2000, p. 48
  2. ^ Hale & Hugill 2000, p. 122
  3. ^ Butcher 2006, p. 306
  4. ^ Evans 1988, pp. 4, 37–38
  5. ^ Dehs, Margot & Har'El 2007
  6. ^ Butcher 2006, pp. 313–326
  7. ^ Unless otherwise referenced, information in the following bulleted list is adapted from Harpold 2006, 2.
  8. ^ Dehs, Margot & Har'El 2007, I
  9. ^ Dehs, Margot & Har'El 2007, X


  • Butcher, William (2006), Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography, New York: Thunder's Mouth Press 
  • Dehs, Volker; Margot, Jean-Michel; Har'El, Zvi (2007), "The Complete Jules Verne Bibliography", Jules Verne Collection (Zvi Har'El), retrieved 19 July 2013 
  • Evans, Arthur B. (1988), Jules Verne rediscovered: didacticism and the scientific novel, New York: Greenwood Press 
  • Hale, Terry; Hugill, Andrew (2000), "The Science is Fiction: Jules Verne, Raymond Roussel, and Surrealism", in Smyth, Edmund J., Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press 
  • Harpold, Terry (2006), "Le Superbe Orenoque: The Example of Voyages extraordinaires"Reading the Illustrations of Jules Verne's , ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 3 (1), retrieved 20 July 2013 
  • Roberts, Adam (2000), Science Fiction, London: Routledge 

External links

  • The Complete Jules Verne Bibliography with notes and research by leading Verne scholars
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.