Hardcover Journal | Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues


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Original Art: Jules Verne’s handwritten draft of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Era: Late 1800s
Region: France
Paperblanks’ Great Minds at Work highlight French novelist, poet and playwright Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days.  Verne is the second most translated author in history, right between William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie.

The new Jules Verne Embellished Manuscript journals pay homage to the godfather of science fiction by reproducing two of his most loved works.  Both original manuscripts can be found in the historic collection of the Bibliotheque National de France. Verne is now remembered as one of the “Fathers of Science Fiction,” standing alongside H.G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. He is credited with being an inspiration for the steampunk genre, a movement championing science fiction based on 19th-century technology. Verne never intended to be a scientific writer.  He wanted to share the beauty of the real world, saying his goal was to “depict the earth [and] at the same time to realize a very high ideal of beauty of style.”

Paperblanks cover in oceanic blue features a page from Verne’s handwritten draft of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.  The back cover has an engraving depicting Captain Nemo observing “a squid of colossal dimensions.”  Take inspiration and start writing now.


  • Paperblanks: Embellished Manuscripts
  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Smyth Sewn 
  • Memento Pouch
  • Elastic Band Closure
  • Custom-Designed Laid Paper

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 2 in

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