JULES VERNE: INVENTOR OF SCIENCE FICTION. London, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, . Octavo, pp. [1-14] 15-239 [240: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], illustrations, boards. First edition. This biography includes details of Verne's life not enlarged upon by Jean Jules-Verne. There are numerous plot summaries of use to readers not fully acquainted with Verne's writings (especially those not translated or poorly translated into English). "...the best extant biography..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 9-119. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of wear to lamination at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips. (#72972).