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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Dover Thrift Editions)

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The "man who invented the future," French novelist Jules Verne fanned mankind's desire to explore earth's hidden territories. His prophetic 1870 adventure novel, featuring a fabulous underwater craft commanded by the brilliant and mysterious Captain Nemo, predated the deep-water submarine.

Weaving amazing scientific achievements with simple, everyday occurrences, this memorable tale brims with detailed descriptions of a futuristic vessel and bizarre scenes of life on the ocean's bottom. On-board travelers view Red Sea coral, wrecks of a historic naval battle, Antarctic ice shelves, and the fictional Atlantis. In addition, they confront a giant squid and belligerent cannibals, among other rousing adventures.

The crowning achievement of Verne's literary career, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea not only influenced H. G. Wells and future generations of writers, but also inspired numerous films.

Synopsis:

The "man who invented the future," Verne created the prototype for modern science fiction. His prophetic 1870 adventure novel, featuring a bizarre underwater craft commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, predated the submarine. The crowning achievement of Verne's literary career, the book influenced H. G. Wells and later generations of writers.

Table of Contents

Part One

  A Shifting Reef

  Two Sides of an Argument

  I Make My Decision

  Ned Land

  The Great Adventure

  Full Steam Ahead

  An Unknown Species of Whale

  Our New Quarters

  Ned Land Attacks

  The Man of the Seas

  The Nautilus

  The Soul of the Nautilus

  Captain Nemo Explains

  The Black River

  A Note of Invitation

  On the Bottom of the Sea

  A Submarine Forest

  Four Thousand Leagues under the Pacific

  The Island of Vanikoro

  Torres Straits

  Arcadian Days on Land

  Captain Nemo's Thunderbolt

  Confinement

  The Realm of Coral

Part Two

  The Indian Ocean

  The Island of Ceylon

  A Pearl of Great Price

  The Red Sea

  Under the Isthmus

  The Grecian Archipelago

  The Mediterranean in Forty-eight Hours

  Vigo Bay

  The Lost Continent

  Submarine Coal Mines

  The Sargasso Sea

  Cachalots and Whales

  The Great Ice Barrier

  The South Pole

  An Overturned Mountain

  A Living Tomb

  From Cape Horn to the Amazon

  The Poulps

  The Gulf Stream

  We Visit a Tomb

  Human Sacrifice

  Captain Nemo's Last Words

  Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486448497
Translator:
Allen, Philip Schuyler
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Allen, Philip Schuyler
Author:
Verne, Jules
Author:
Allen, Philip Schuyler
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Underwater exploration
Subject:
Submarines (Ships)
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.46 lb

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The "man who invented the future," Verne created the prototype for modern science fiction. His prophetic 1870 adventure novel, featuring a bizarre underwater craft commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, predated the submarine. The crowning achievement of Verne's literary career, the book influenced H. G. Wells and later generations of writers.

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