Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Jules Verne dazzles us with his 1870 science fiction novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Our story begins when a horrible sea monster appears out of nowhere, and the United States Government is forced to take action to prevent harm to ships at sea. Enlisted to help in the crisis are Professor Pierre Aronak, a marine biologist; Aronak's right-hand man Conseil; and master harpoonist Ned Land. The three men set out on a ship whose mission is to seek and destroy the menacing beast. They find the monster but, in the midst of a struggle with the horrible creature, all three are thrown overboard. They land on the surface of the beast and only then do they realize that it is no living animal, but a submarine. Once aboard this strange vessel, they meet the mysterious Captain Nemo, who is determined to keep his submarine a secret from the world. Aronak, Land, and Conseil are kept as prisoners aboard Nemo's Nautilus. They are forced onto a voyage that will bring them wondrous sights and unparalleled adventure, even as they are held captive within Nemo's grasp. Will they ever escape? Or are they doomed to travel forever in the depths of the ocean?
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The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly ...Back to top
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