20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Evans Brothers, 2007 - Children's stories - 55 pages
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A mysterious sea monster is attacking shipping, and Arronax, a scientist, joins an expedition to find and destroy the monster. Instead he becomes a prisoner of proud and ruthless Captain Nemo.

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Monster at Sea
A Strange Whale
The Nautilus
A Walk under Water
Buried at Sea
Saving Captain Nemo
The Arabian Tunnel
The South Pole
Escaping the Whirlwind

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Page 4 - His highly popular novels include ]ourney to the Center of the Earth (1864) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). The first major English writer of science fiction was HG Wells (1866-1946), whose Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), and The War of the Worlds (1898) became instant classics.

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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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