Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers, EA.

Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers, EA.

When an unidentified “monster” threatens international shipping, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil join an expedition organized by the US Navy to hunt down and destroy the menace. After months of fruitless searching, they finally grapple with their quarry, but Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard in the attack, only to find that the “monster” is actually a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally imposing man who calls himself Captain Nemo. Thus begins a journey of 20,000 leagues—nearly 50,000 miles—that will take Captain Nemo, his crew, and these three adventurers on a journey of discovery through undersea forests, coral graveyards, miles-deep trenches, and even the sunken ruins of Atlantis. Jules Verne’s novel of undersea exploration has been captivating readers ever since its first publication in 1870, and Frederick Paul Walter’s reader-friendly, scientifically meticulous translation of this visionary science fiction classic is complete and unabridged down to the smallest substantive detail.

Title:Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers, EA.
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780318523200
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  • Ken-ichi

    Man, what a strange book. As I've learned from my more erudite sister, 19th century novelists are all about digression, and Verne, despite being very solidly camped outside Greatliterarynovelopolis in...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Pierre Aronnax, Assistant Professor in the Museum of Natural History, embarks on a ship to investigate the mystery of a powerful creature terrorizing the open seas. When he and two of his companions d...

  • Anne

    Hands down the WORST book I've read all year.I mean, there's boring and then there's mind-numbing. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is definitely the latter. I was actually looking forward to listening to...

  • J.G. Keely

    Jules Verne, classic pulp author, innovator of science fiction, originator of 'steampunk'--or was he? Many readers of the English language will never know the real Verne, and I'm not talking about tho...

  • Anne

    Actual rating: 4.5 🌟It's very evident that Jules Verne did a ton of research for this book. I would even go so far to say that there is more info-dumping than there is plot. However, Verne has a w...

  • Werner

    Verne's works are difficult for an English-speaking reader to evaluate fairly, because he wasn't well-served by the English translations of his day --which are still the standard ones in print, which ...

  • Lus C.

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a marine adventure book, which can be qualified even fiction novel; one of the first novels of science fiction.In 1864, when this book came out, no underwater ...

  • Jason Koivu

    For years this is what Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meant to me...Look familiar?I know, I know...That's just not what Jules Verne intended. Hey, Disney tried and it was fun when I was about 7...

  • Mir

    I picked this book up -- this specific edition -- because I saw it was illustrated by the Dillons. This was fortunate because it turned out that, contrary to my previously held belief, I had not read ...

  • Apatt

    “Under the seaUnder the seaWhen the sardineBegin the beguineIt's music to meWhat do they got? A lot of sandWe got a hot crustacean bandEach little clam hereknow how to jam hereUnder the sea”- Seba...