Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug 27, 2012 - 290 pages
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by writer Jules Verne. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time and is a recognized expert in his field, is issued a last-minute invitation to join the expedition. The rest of the story follows the adventures of the protagonists aboard the submarine, the Nautilus, which was built in secrecy and now roams the seas free of any land-based government. Captain Nemo's motivation is implied to be both a scientific thirst for knowledge and a desire for revenge on civilization.

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User Review  - gucchi - LibraryThing

This story's main character is Captain Nemo. He and his submarine find ba town on the sea. They try to escape from submarine. This story is interesting for me because I like sea. So pictures made me exciting especially. I want to look town in the sea someday. Read full review

Great for nautical lovers

User Review  - Shannon P. - Overstock.com

The nautical and scientific jargon makes it a more challenging read but still a great adventure story. Read full review

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