20,000 Leagues Under the Sea : Illustrated Classics
ISBN: 9789384225407 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
"A large number of ships sailing the ocean had encountered a particular object—endlessly long, shaped like a spindle and much larger and faster than even the biggest whale. It was even reported to glow!
A strange marine object captures the attention of the world. Professor Pierre Arronax and his loyal servant Conseil board the Abraham Lincoln in order to hunt down this creature. There they meet the famous harpooner Ned Land. They are accidentally flung off the ship and find each other in the open sea. They desperately grasp hold of the same creature they were hunting and find it to be a submarine. The three men are then captured and brought inside the vessel, where they meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo.
How do they survive? What adventures do they face when they are on the vessel? Read on to find out."
About Jules Verne
8 February 1828, Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet and
playwright who has also been the second most-translated writer in the world
Popular for writing about air, underwater and space travel much before
submarines or air travel became a reality, Verne was a visionary. Early in
life, he began writing for magazines and his collaboration with Pierre-Jules
Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires series that
included Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1864), 20,000 Leagues Under The
Sea (1870) and Around The World In 80 Days (1873). A writer of plays, poems,
operetta libretti, short stories, essays and miscellaneous non-fiction,
Verne, in his works imagined a more harmonious and humanitarian society.
English translations of Verne's novels began in 1869 with William
Lackland's translation of Five Weeks In A Balloon (originally published in
1863), and continued throughout his writing career, with publishers and
translators working together to have his most popular books printed into
On Verne and his influence on literature, Ray Bradbury had remarked, We
are all, in one way or another, the children of Jules Verne.