In 1834, at the age of six, Verne was sent to boarding school at 5 place Du Bouffay in Nantes. The teacher, Mme Sambin, was the widow of naval captain who had disappeared some thirty years before. Mme Sambin often told the students that her husband was a shipwrecked castaway and that he would eventually return like Robinson Crusoe from his dessert island paradise. The theme of Robinson would start with Verne thought-out his life and in many of his novels, including the mysterious island, second fatherland and the school for Robinsons.Jules Verne wrote many travel stories, including A Journey to the Centre of the Earth in (1864),From the Earth to the Moon in (1865),Twenty Thousands Leagues Under the Sea in (1870) and Around the World in Eighty Days in (1873).His novels were very popular and he became very rich. He bought a boat and sailed around Europe in it. Many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for the day but later became commonplace. Jules Verne is the second most translated author in the world, and his works appear in more translation per year than those of any other writer. Jules Verne is one writer sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction". Jules Verne was a French writer who pioneered the Science Fiction genre. The full name of Jules Verne was Jules Gabriel Verne.Jules Verne was born in France in 1828 on 8 February. His father, who was a lawyer, sent him to Paris to study law when he was nineteen. But he did not become a lawyer because he was more interested in writing travel stories. He continued to write stories until he died in 1905.