20,000 leagues under the sea

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Octopus Books, 1980 - Fiction - 287 pages
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A science-fiction adventure story about a misguided scientific genius who permits three survivors of a destroyed frigate to accompany him and his crew on an undersea trip around the world in the Nautilus, a powerful, awe-inspiring submarine which he designed and built. Time: 1868.

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"At ten o'clock in the evening the sky was on fire. The atmosphere was streaked with vivid lightning. I could not bear the brightness of it; while the captain, looking at it, seemed to envy the spirit ... Read full review

Contents

A Floating Reef
9
For and Against
14
As Monsieur Pleases
18
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Jules Verne, one of the most influential writers of modern times, was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. These and others have been made into movies and TV mini-series. Twenty Thousand Leagues is even the basis of a popular ride at the Disney theme parks. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.

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