Jules Verne's Original Manuscripts


Jules Verne


Manuscripts (rough drafts)




Causes user to have a limp



Collected by

Warehouse 13


The Library Section

Date of Collection

July 10, 2013


These manuscripts are the rough drafts of 10 novels by Jules Verne. The manuscripts are aged, written upon, and bound with string. Each manuscript has a different effect.


Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, Verne was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.


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 is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.

Verne is the second most translated author in the world (following Agatha Christie), and his works appear in more translations per year than those of any other writer.Verne is one writer sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," as are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.


  • From the Earth to the Moon: Causes the user to float in the air
  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea: Allows the user to survive high air and water pressure
  • Around the World in 80 Days: Allows the user to teleport
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: Allows user to dig through the Earth
  • Adventures of Captain Hatteras: Creates arctic conditions
  • Robur the Conqueror: Lets the user fly
  • An Antarctic Mystery: Creates a magnetic field around metallic objects
  • Invasion of the Sea: Summons a torrent of water
  • The Vanished Diamond: Turns nearby carbon into diamond
  • Paris in the Twentieth Century: Advances nearby technology and drains a person's good fortune
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