Synopses & Reviews
The adventure begins when Professor Aronnax accidentally becomes a prisoner of the very monster he is seeking to destroy -- the submarine Nautilus, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Invited to experience the marvels of the Nautilus' magnificent undersea world, Arronnax struggles to piece together Nemo's tragic past. This exciting retelling captures the essence of Verne's visionary and unforgettable story, while also explaining the fascinating facts and fantasies of Captain Nemo's marvelous ocean realm. A unique cross-section of the Nautilus, color photographs, diagrams, and narrative illustrations explore Verne's unique vision and knowledge of the deep.
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A tale of a fantastical, underwater world of mythical monsters and a mysterious sea captain, this adventure by Jules Verne is a timeless classic. The action-packed story lines retain all the impact of the author's own words, while photos and narrative illustrations help readers to absorb the full flavor of the original novel. Full color.
About the Author
Jules Verne (1825-1905) is the author of some of the most exhilarating science fiction books ever written. Fascinated by science and technology, he brilliantly combines fact and fiction, creating fantastical worlds that have enthralled generations. an instant success when it was first published in 1870, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, continues to fascinate readers all over the world. Ron Miller is an honorary member of the Societe Jules Verne, Paris, and author of a new translation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as well as a major companion to Verne's Extraordinary Voyages. Paul Wright trained as an illustrator and painter and has worked extensively in publishing, animation, and television. He specializes in maritime commissions and lectures at Kingston University and the Wimbledon School of Art, London.