20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Collins Classics)

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HarperCollins UK, Jun 3, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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'The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.'

Scientist Pierre Aronnax and his colleagues set out on an expedition to find a strange sea monster and are captured by the infamous and charismatic Captain Nemo and taken abroad the Nautilus submarine as his prisoners. As they travel the world's oceans, they become embroiled in adventures and events beyond their wildest dreams. Visionary in its outlook, Vern's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a legendary science fiction masterpiece.


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CHAPTER 1A Floating Reef
CHAPTER 2For and Against
CHAPTER 3As Monsieur Pleases
CHAPTER 5At Random
CHAPTER 6With all Steam on
CHAPTER 7A Whale of an Unknown Species
CHAPTER 8Mobilis in Mobile
CHAPTER 27A Pearl Worth Ten Millions
CHAPTER 28The Red Sea
CHAPTER 29The Arabian Tunnel
CHAPTER 30The Grecian Archipelago
CHAPTER 31The Mediterranean in FortyEight Hours
CHAPTER 32Vigo Bay
CHAPTER 33A Vanished Continent
CHAPTER 34Submarine Coalfields

CHAPTER 9Ned Lands Anger
CHAPTER 11The Nautilus
CHAPTER 12Everything by Electricity
CHAPTER 13Figures
CHAPTER 14The Black River
CHAPTER 15A Written Invitation
CHAPTER 16At the Bottom of the Sea
CHAPTER 17A Submarine Forest
CHAPTER 18Four Thousand Leagues Under the Pacific
CHAPTER 19Vanikoro
CHAPTER 20Torres Straits
CHAPTER 21Some Days on Land
CHAPTER 22Captain Nemos Thunderbolt
CHAPTER 23Aegri Somnia
CHAPTER 24The Coral Kingdom
CHAPTER 25The Indian Ocean
CHAPTER 26A Fresh Proposition of Captain Nemos
CHAPTER 35The Sargasso Sea
CHAPTER 36Cachalots and Whales
CHAPTER 37The IceBank
CHAPTER 38The South Pole
CHAPTER 39Accident or Incident?
CHAPTER 40Want of Air
CHAPTER 41From Cape Horn to the Amazon
CHAPTER 42Poulps
CHAPTER 43The Gulf Stream
CHAPTER 44In Latitude 47 24 and Longitude 17 18
CHAPTER 45A Hecatomb
CHAPTER 46Captain Nemos Last Words
CHAPTER 47Conclusion
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Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77.

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