A little corner of France
in the heart of Edinburgh!


Home page > Events > Talks & Ideas > Virtual Talk: illustrations et livres de Jules Verne

Talks & Ideas

Virtual Talk: illustrations et livres de Jules Verne

Thursday 19 November 18:00-19:00


"Iconography was essential to both Hetzel and Verne, who believed that illustrations were key to enhance the reader’s imagination and would allow them to discover strange and surprising worlds. Some of the most notable illustrators who worked under Jules Verne included Leon Benett, Edouard Riou and Alphonse de Neuville...".

Catherine Guiat will give a virtual talk to present the gorgeous illustrated books by Jules Verne available to see in our library!

Thursday 19 November 2020
Virtual talk by Catherine Guiat
18:00 (UK) / 19:00 (FR)
Broadcasted on Facebook live
- follow our Facebook page to see the event



About Jules Verne:

Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires. 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.

He has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. As of 2018, he is still the 2nd most translated author. He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.

Institut Français Écosse 2020