Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. 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.His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.
The Waif of the Cynthia by Verne and Laurie is one of their best works. The story revolves around a boy Erik who was adopted by Dr. Schwaryencrona. He promised the boys guardians to provide him with better and proper education. As they are out on the quest to search for his real parents, they encounter many risks and adventures that are amazingly depicted. Exhilarating!