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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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Author: Jules Verne
BIC Subject: Historical adventure
Published By: Random House Us
 
Published: 15-Sep-2020
Format: Paperback, 352 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780593081518
Stock Code: 3081518
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After sightings of an enormous sea monster are reported by numerous international ships, Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist, leads an expedition to search for it. After encountering and grappling unsuccessfully with the creature, Aronnax and his companions discover that it is not a monster at all, but the Nautilus, a technological marvel of a submarine. Its brilliant creator, the enigmatic Captain Nemo, is inspired equally by a thirst for scientific knowledge and by a hatred of civilization-and he refuses to let his guests leave. As they plot to escape, Arronax and his friends are taken on a whirlwind tour of the marvels that lie hidden beneath the world's oceans. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has seized the imaginations of readers for generations and is as vivid and exciting now as when Jules Verne first imagined traveling beyond the bounds of the possible.After sightings of an enormous sea monster are reported by numerous international ships, Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist, leads an expedition to search for it. After encountering and grappling unsuccessfully with the creature, Aronnax and his companions discover that it is not a monster at all, but the Nautilus, a technological marvel of a submarine. Its brilliant creator, the enigmatic Captain Nemo, is inspired equally by a thirst for scientific knowledge and by a hatred of civilization-and he refuses to let his guests leave. As they plot to escape, Arronax and his friends are taken on a whirlwind tour of the marvels that lie hidden beneath the world's oceans. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has seized the imaginations of readers for generations and is as vivid and exciting now as when Jules Verne first imagined traveling beyond the bounds of the possible.
JULES VERNE, the father of science fiction, was born in Nantes, France, in 1828 and died in 1905. He began writing while studying to be a lawyer; when his father discovered this, he cut him off and Verne was forced to support himself as a stockbroker. Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas offered the young Verne writing advice, and eventually he found a publisher who brought out his first adventure novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, in 1863. Set in Africa, it was an instant hit and made Verne financially independent; he went on to write one to two books a year for the rest of his life.
 
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