20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

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1870

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296

ISBN:

140272599X

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Sent to investigate mysterious encounters that are disrupting international shipping, Professor Aronnax, his servant Conseil, and disgruntled harpooner Ned Land are captured when their frigate is sunk during an encounter with the "monster." The submarine Nautilus and its eccentric Captain Nemo afford the professor and his companions endless fascination and danger as they're swept along on a yearlong undersea voyage.

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was warmly discussed, which procured it a high reputation. It rallied round it a certain number of partisans. The solution it proposed gave, at least, full liberty to the imagination. The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings. And the sea is precisely their best vehicle, the only medium through which these giants (against which terrestrial animals, such as elephants or rhinoceroses, are as nothing) can be produced or developed.

The industrial and commercial papers treated the question chiefly from this point of view. The Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, the Lloyd's List, the Packet-Boat, and the Maritime and Colonial Review, all papers devoted to insurance companies which threatened to raise their rates of premium, were unanimous on this point. Public opinion had been pronounced. The United States were the first in the field; and in New York they made preparations for an expedition destined to pursue this narwhal. A frigate of great speed, the Abraham Lincoln, was put in comm

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Its a great books, keeps you reading and left you wandering what happened to captain Nemo, Hoping he would survive somehow.
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I really didnt like it much. I mean, it's always good to read a novel, but this style of writing totally changes the way you look at it. althoguh, i think that it could be easier to read.
Interesting but definitely not for the impatient ;)My hint to people who want to get through this fast is ask whoever is requiring you read this if you can skim quickly through the descriptions of animals.
THIS IS MY FAV. BOOK N THIS WAS THE FIRST BOOK THAT MADE MY INTREST TOWARDS READING BOOKS THIS BOOK IS SIMPLY UNMATCHABLE
I read this book when I was 12 or 13 and fell in love with it. Jules Verne's works introduced me to the idea of science fiction, and I've never regretted it once. This is more of an adventure novel by today's standards, and some people would probably think the writing style is hard to read, but I enjoy books written in the 1800s on a regular basis and rather like it, myself.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a wonderfully atmospheric story. You really feel like you're there with the Professor, Ned Land, and Conseil. If Captain Nemo doesn't capture your imagination, nobody will.