Nantes, France, Verne studied law in Paris and began his literary
career while working at the Stock Exchange. Famous for his
escapist adventure novels and short stories, Verne also wrote
opera libretti and plays.
Castle of the Carpathians, Sampson Low, 1893
ending is rationalised, the build-up of this novel is apparently
ditto, Merrian (U.S.), 1894
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