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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea : Vintage Classics - Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

Vintage Classics

Paperback Published: 1st June 2011
ISBN: 9780099528531
Number Of Pages: 176

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From the grandpère of science fiction – an adventure classic of deep-sea volcanoes, giant squid and the renegade scientist Captain Nemo

Professor Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down and destroy a menacing sea monster. However, he discovers that the beast is metal – it is a giant submarine called the Nautilus built by the renegade scientist Captain Nemo. So begins an underwater adventure that takes them from the South Pole to the submerged lost city of Atlantis.

About the Author

Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, the port city near the mouth of the Loire. He was the eldest son of a prosperous lawyer, and when he grew up his father sent him to Paris to study law, although he put most of his energy into writing plays. Everything changed for him in 1863, when his novel Five Weeks in a Balloon was published by Pierre-Jules Hetzel, and became a big bestseller. Verne and his publisher called his science fiction "extraordinary voyages" - a great name, invoking as it does the ancient strength of this particular story type.

A plethora of didactic tales followed, and Verne was hailed for his ability to weave narrative and mechanical detail. The subterranean world revealed in Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) both entertained readers and served as a geology lesson. From the Earth to the Moon (1865), set in post-bellum America, centered on space exploration. Around the World in Eighty Days appeared in 1873, garnering worldwide publicity for Verne. Verne died of diabetes in 1905 at his home. His son Michel oversaw the publication of his remaining works. His works remain an influence on science fiction and French literature as well as inspiring many scientific innovators the world over.

Industry Reviews

"Unbearably thrilling and romantic...full of Verne's gentle humour" * Daily Mail *
"Among the deep-sea volcanoes, shoals of swirling fish, giant squid and sharks, Captain Nemo steers the Nautilus. Nemo is the renegade scientist par excellence, a man madly inventive in his quest for revenge" * Sunday Telegraph *
"A tale of terror, suspense and wonder" * Guardian *
"Fabulous...the pace is sharp and the story as dramatic and engaging as ever" * Daily Express *
"Verne's imagination has given us some of the greatest adventure stories of all time" * Daily Mail *

ISBN: 9780099528531
ISBN-10: 0099528533
Series: Vintage Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st June 2011
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1

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