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20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea (62 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780553212525
ISBN10: 0553212524
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Science, vengeance, high adventure, submarines, lost cities, battles with giant squid, and one of the most compelling and tragic characters in all of literature: the fascinating Captain Nemo. It seems that Jules Verne wrote the ultimate steam-punk novel in 1869. Sure, you'll hear plenty of buzz about stuff written to capture the excitement of the steam-punk aesthetic, and some of it's even pretty good, but this classic novel deserves your full attention as well.
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An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention — a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.  Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole . . .as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society.

More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this classic novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the inventions and advanced technology of the twentieth century and has become a literary stepping-stone for generations of science fiction writers.

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Three survivors of a shipwreck live to see the incredible submarine of Captain Nemo take revenge on all society.

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Kristen M, March 2, 2010 (view all comments by Kristen M)
Verne obviously did extensive research -- reading field guides and naturalists' notes -- and then he regurgitated it all into a 400 page book. What I thought would be a quick, entertaining read turned out to be a two week trudge through listings of fish species and depths in each ocean around the world. If I hadn't studied marine biology, I would have been completely lost during most of the book. Even the parts that should have been exciting -- being trapped under a glacier, sailing through boiling seas, being attacked by a pod of giant squid -- were written with the same level of excitement as the descriptions of the meals on board the Nautilus.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212525
Translator:
Bonner, Anthony
Introduction:
Bradbury, Ray
Introduction by:
Bradbury, Ray
Introduction:
Bradbury, Ray
Author:
Translated by Anthony Bonner with an Introduction by Ray Bradbury
Author:
Verne, Jules
Author:
Bonner, Anthony
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Underwater exploration
Subject:
Submarines
Subject:
Submarines (Ships)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
107-765
Publication Date:
19850131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.00x4.28x.99 in. .49 lbs.

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Science, vengeance, high adventure, submarines, lost cities, battles with giant squid, and one of the most compelling and tragic characters in all of literature: the fascinating Captain Nemo. It seems that Jules Verne wrote the ultimate steam-punk novel in 1869. Sure, you'll hear plenty of buzz about stuff written to capture the excitement of the steam-punk aesthetic, and some of it's even pretty good, but this classic novel deserves your full attention as well.

"Synopsis" by , Three survivors of a shipwreck live to see the incredible submarine of Captain Nemo take revenge on all society.
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