A Winter Amid the Ice - and Other Thrilling Stories is a popular classic work by Jules Verne. If you enjoy the works of Jules Verne then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
Jules Verne (1828 - 1905) was born in Nantes, France. Jules' parents were of a seafaring tradition, one factor which influenced his writings. As a boy, Jules Verne ran off to be a cabin boy on a merchant ship, but he was caught and returned to his parents. In 1847 Jules was sent to study law in Paris. While there, however, his passion for theatre grew. Later in 1850, Jules Verne's first play was published. His father was outraged when he heard that Jules was not going to continue law, so he discontinued the money he was giving him to pay for his expenses in Paris. This forced Verne to make money by selling his stories.