20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

By Jules Verne

This version of 20,000 Leagues lower than the ocean features a Foreword and Afterword through T. A. Barron.

Jules Verne is taken into account the "Father of technological know-how Fiction" a result of strength of this--his most famed novel.

"The yr 1866 used to be signalised by means of a striking incident, a mysterious and perplexing phenomenon, which no doubt not anyone has but forgotten. let alone rumours which agitated the maritime inhabitants and excited the general public brain, even within the inside of continents, seafaring males have been quite excited. retailers, universal sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, either one of Europe and the US, naval officials of all nations, and the Goverments of numerous States on continents, have been deeply attracted to the matter.

For long ago vessels were met by means of 'an huge, immense thing,' a protracted item, spindle-shaped, occationally phosphorescent, and infinitely greater and extra swift in its hobbies than a whale."

It is that this "something" that Professor Aronnaz units out to encounter--and hence starts off the main fabulous underwater trip ever. From Atlantis to the South Pole, the reader is taken via risks, surprises, and the unsurpassed majesty of the marine international.

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He started to speak and stopped, dissatisfied . At last he settled for it with a strange expression of effort round his hair-outlined mouth ; as if he stomached something of both the horrors and his own wonder. -Christ. You. Singing under your breath. She drew her hands from between her thighs and looked at the palms, so responsible and unfamiliar a part of herself, as if they had acted without her volition. The words came from her in the same way. He disappeared from time to time, once brought from Swaziland a wooden bowl and a piece of naive wood-carving.

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