Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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Hachette India, Feb 10, 2013 - Fiction - 673 pages
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This classic science fiction novel tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus and its various adventures as seen and recorded by Professor Pierre Aronnax. The magnificent scale of the Nautilus, Jules Verne’s attention to mechanical details and his ability to make the most fantastic ideas believable, makes this a tale of dazzling ingenuity. The unknown creatures of the undersea world and the threats and surprises that they hold, makes this a book that appeals to the explorer in each one of us. It’s continuing charm lies in the curious mix of logic, fact and outright fiction.

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User Review  - WaterMaster - LibraryThing

I liked this book but it was a little short. The character development was good. Great action scenes and yet still the characters seemed very inteligent. It seemed like anyone who could read could read this because it wasnt in old english or something like that. All in all: 8/10 fruitloops Read full review

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A classic science-fiction tale. How could I not love this? Maybe I should rephrase that. How could I love this? Because truthfully, I wanted to love it, but didn’t. I didn’t hate it. I never stopped ... Read full review

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Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French author who is regarded as the father of science fiction. He wrote about air, sea and space travels and inventions that were way ahead of his times. His imaginary lands, wondrous machines and strange creatures provided the blueprint for all modern science fiction that was to follow. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). He is the second-most translated author in the world and his books have been made into big ticket feature films, comic books and animations. He has written all of 55 novels which are a part of the grand Extraordinary Voyages collection which aimed ‘to outline all the geographical, geological, physical, and astronomical knowledge amassed by modern science and to recount, in an entertaining and picturesque format ... the history of the universe.’

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