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20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea

20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea - 62 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553212525

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ISBN13: 978-0553212525
ISBN10: 0553212524
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 62
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1962
International: No

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20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea - 62 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553212525

Jules Verne

ISBN13: 978-0553212525
ISBN10: 0553212524
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 62
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.

Published: 1962
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Jules Verne A love for the sea travel and adventure runs through Jules Verne's life. He was born into a family with a seafaring tradition in Nantes France in 1828. As a schoolboy he enjoyed riverboating and like Robinson Crusoe was once stranded on an islet when his shabby skiff sprang a leak and sank. Verne was sent to Paris to study law but once there he quickly fell in love with the theater. He was soon writing plays and opera librettos and his first play was produced in 1850. When he refused his father's entreaties to return to Nantes and practice law his allowance was cut off and he was forced to make his living by selling stories and articles. Verne combined his gift for exotic narratives with an interest in the latest scientific discoveries. He spent long hours in the Paris libraries studying geology astronomy and engineering. Soon he was turning out imaginative stories such as Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863) and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) which were immensely popular all over the world. After From the Earth to the Moon (1865) Verne received letters from travelers wishing to sign up for the next lunar expedition. His ability to envision the next stage in man's technological progress and his childlike wonder at the possibilities produced 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and Michael Strogoff (1876). His biggest success came with Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Verne's books made him famous and rich. In 1876 he bought a large steam yacht outfitted with a cabin in which he could write more comfortably than on shore. He sailed from one European port to another and was lionized everywhere he went. His books were widely translated dramatized and later filmed. He died at Amiens in 1905.

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