Captain Nemo: The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 16, 2002 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Most readers know Capain Nemo only as the enigmatic protagonist of Jules Verne's classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. But what if Nemo was a real man, whose actual life was more fantastic and adventurous than all the fictions it inspired? Here is the epic tale of Andre Nemo, the man behind the myth. The free-spirited and inventive son of a French shipbuilder, Nemo goes to sea as a cabin boy, faces marauding pirates and bloodthirsty sharks, is marooned for years on a mysterious island, battles prehistoric monsters long believed extinct, journeys to the center of the Earth, balloons across Africa, escapes from Arab slavers, discovers the fabled city of Timbuktu, endures a plague of locusts, survives the Charge of the Light Brigade, tends to the wounded with Florence Nightingale, is pressed into service by the ruthless Robert the Conqueror, and, ultimately, wages war on War itself as the captain of his greatest creation: the legendary underwater vessel known as the Nautilus. Captain Nemo is also the story of Nemo's childhood friend, Jules Verne, who would bestow immortality upon the captain's exploits, and of the remarkable woman they both loved to the very end.
 

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Jules Verne and André Nemo are almost inseparable as young boys. Exploring and testing André’s new inventions are what drives their days, although Andre’s the brave one with Jules usually watching on ... Read full review

Captain Nemo: the fantastic history of a dark genius

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As young men, Jules Verne and Andre Nemo pledged to experience a world of adventures together but fate set them on two different paths. Nemo becomes an adventurer, traveling to fantastic places and ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Extraordinary Voyages
5
Captain Grant
51
The Mysterious Island
75
A Journey to the Centre
115
Paris in the 20th Century
149
Five Weeks in a Balloon
173
Robur the Conqueror
213
Master of the world
253
20000 Leagues
285
Around the World
325
Epilogue Mobilis in Mobili
351
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