20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 424 pages
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An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention -- a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors who find themselves prisoners in Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world, as Captain Nemo -- one of the most horrible villains ever created -- takes his revenge out on society. This novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the inventions and advanced technology of the 20th century, and has become a literary stepping-stone for generations of science-fiction writers.

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Review: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Great Illustrated Classics)

User Review  - Maya Nicol - Goodreads

Ending was rather anti-climatic. But I've always been a sucker for classics and it was very interesting to read. Read full review

Review: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Captain Nemo #1)

User Review  - Anne Forester - Goodreads

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a fantastical story. It took me some time to read it because the language and style is different than what I've been reading lately. I thought the story was interesting ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Jules Verne, born at Nantes, France, in 1828, of legal and seafaring stock, was the author of innumerable adventure stories that combined a vivid imagination with a gift for popularizing science. Although he studied law at Paris, he devoted his life entirely to writing. His most popular stories, besides 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), include: Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), A Trip to the Moon (1865), Around the World in Eighty Days (1872), and Michael Strogoff (1876). In addition, he was the author of a number of successful plays, as well as a popular history of exploration from Phoenician times to the mid-nineteenth century, The Discovery of the Earth (1878-80). After a long and active career in literature, Jules Verne died at Amiens, France, in 1905.

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