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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736804326
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. Back in the late 1800's, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest to be a giant narwhal. The United States government assembles an expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time, receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition which he accepts. Canadian master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax's faithful servant Conseil are also brought aboard. Title page (1871) The expedition departs Brooklyn aboard the United States Navy frigate Abraham Lincoln and travels south around Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean. The ship finds the monster after a long search and then attacks the beast, which damages the ship's rudder. The three protagonists are then hurled into the water and grasp hold of the "hide" of the creature, which they find, to their surprise, to be a submarine very far ahead of its era. They are quickly captured and brought inside the vessel, where they meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo. The rest of the story follows the adventures of the protagonists aboard the creature—the submarine, the Nautilus—which was built in secrecy and now roams the seas free from any land-based government. Captain Nemo's motivation is implied to be both a scientific thirst for knowledge and a desire for revenge on (and self-imposed exile from) civilization.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seas

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192552317
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French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, only to discover instead the Nautilus, a self-contained world built by its enigmatic captain. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater marvels, undergo a transcendent experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. But Nemo's mission is one of revenge - and his methods coldly efficient. Verne's classic work has left a profound mark on the twentieth century. Its themes are universal, is style humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly. This new and unabridged translation by the father of Verne studies brilliantly conveys the novel's tones and range. It appears with a distinguished Introduction and Notes, reporting the very first study of the manuscripts, together with revelations about the artistic and scientific references. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

20 000 Leagues Under The Sea Pbk Ic

Author: Raymond James
Publisher: Troll Communications Llc
ISBN: 9780816718801
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For use in schools and libraries only. A nineteenth-century novel of science fiction tells of adventures beneath the sea

20 000 Leagues Under The Sea

Author: Lisa R. Church
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402725333
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Retells the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo.

20 000 Leagues Under The Sea

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781562548780
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Each 48-page Study Guide includes 35 reproducible exercises, teaching suggestions, background notes, chapter summaries, and answer keys.

20 000 Leagues Under The Sea

Author: Pauline Francis
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 0237540797
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20,000 Leagues under the Sea tells the story of a scientist, Arronax, who joins an expedition to find and destroy a mysterious sea monster who is attacking ships. Instead, he finds himself the prisoner of the proud and ruthless Captain Nemo, captain of the amazing submarine, The Nautilus.