20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (Illustrated): A Thrilling Saga of Wondrous Adventure, Mystery and Suspense in the wild depths of the Pacific Ocean

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (Illustrated): A Thrilling Saga of Wondrous Adventure, Mystery and Suspense in the wild depths of the Pacific Ocean

Paperback

$18.70
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, October 24

Overview

"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" is a classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. The title refers to the distance travelled while under the sea and not to a depth, as 20,000 leagues is over six times the diameter, and nearly three times the circumference of the Earth. The greatest depth mentioned in the book is four leagues. The book uses metric leagues, which are four kilometres each. A literal translation of the French title would end in the plural "seas", thus implying the "seven seas" through which the characters of the novel travel. The book was highly acclaimed when released and still is now; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works. Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788027331673
Publisher: e-artnow
Publication date: 04/15/2019
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 816,593
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Widely regarded as the father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote more than seventy books and created hundreds of memorable characters. His most popular novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, is not only a brilliant piece of scientific prophecy, but also a thrilling story with superb, subtle characterizations.

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1828

Date of Death:

March 24, 1905

Place of Birth:

Nantes, France

Place of Death:

Amiens, France

Education:

Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews