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Author Information: Pierre-Jules Hetzel

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Pierre-Jules Hetzel was born on the 14th of January in 1814. Along with his involvement in journalism and political activism, Hetzel made his living as an author and publisher, and is noted as being a pioneer in the field of literature for youth and children. Hetzel was the first publisher to employ, and enjoyed a life long association with science fiction author Jules Verne. He also was involved in the publication of several of the works of Victor Hugo. Hetzel died on March the 17th, 1886.



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