Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules VerneWhen an unidentified “monster” threatens international shipping, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil join an expedition organized by the US Navy to hunt down and destroy the menace. After months of fruitless searching, they finally grapple with their quarry, but Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard in the attack, only to find that the “monster” is actually a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally imposing man who calls himself Captain Nemo. Thus begins a journey of 20,000 leagues—nearly 50,000 miles—that will take Captain Nemo, his crew, and these three adventurers on a journey of discovery through undersea forests, coral graveyards, miles-deep trenches, and even the sunken ruins of Atlantis. Jules Verne’s novel of undersea exploration has been captivating readers ever since its first publication in 1870, and Frederick Paul Walter’s reader-friendly, scientifically meticulous translation of this visionary science fiction classic is complete and unabridged down to the smallest substantive detail.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Professor Aronmax narrates the story from his perspective as a ten month captive aboard the Nautilus along with his faithful servant Conseil and Canadian harpooner friend Ned Land whose on-going escape plans are continually thwarted within the secretive world of the reclusive Captain Nemo. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.
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The description of Nemo's ship, the Nautilus , was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes many features of modern submarines , which at the time were very primitive vessels. A model of the French submarine Plongeur launched in was displayed at the Exposition Universelle , where it was studied by Jules Verne,  who used it as an inspiration   for the novel. The title refers to the distance traveled while under the sea and not to a depth , as 20, leagues 80, km is nearly twice the circumference of the Earth. The book uses metric leagues, which are four kilometres each. During the year , ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster , which some suggest to be a giant narwhal.