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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A Tour of the Underwater World is a classic science fiction. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. French naturalist Dr. Aronnax embarks on a. this book from your favorite retailer. 20, Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne . Journey to the Center of the Earth. See all books by Jules Verne.


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The parents' guide to what's in this book. Educational Value 20, Leagues Under the Sea in its full-length form is packed with detail about everything from history -- from ancient times to the 19th century -- to the then wildly expanding world of scientific knowledge.

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Return to Book Page. Writing in France in the nineteenth century, Jules Verne captured his era's fascination with adventure and exploration in a series of novels he referred to as his Voyages extraordinaries.

This book collects six of Verne's best-known novels that extrapolate developing technology and scientific inquisitiveness into rousing adventures. Five weeks in a balloon -- Journey to the Writing in France in the nineteenth century, Jules Verne captured his era's fascination with adventure and exploration in a series of novels he referred to as his Voyages extraordinaries.

Five weeks in a balloon -- Journey to the center of the earth -- From the earth to the moon -- Round the moon -- Twenty thousand leagues under the sea -- Around the world in eighty days. Get A Copy. Hardcover , Amazing Values Series , pages. More Details Friend Reviews.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about 20, Leagues Under the Sea and other Classic Novels , please sign up. Is it as campy as The Mysterious Island? I read that one already.. Godfred Yeah,same excitement. Lists with This Book.

Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 23, Mattia Ravasi rated it it was amazing. Featured in my Top 5 Jules Verne Novels: Hands down the best adventure story of the 19th Century, better than The House on the Borderland, better than Gordon Pym, better than Conan Doyle's stuff. HG Wells doesn't count as 19th C, come on. May 16, David rated it really liked it. This book is justifiably a classic.

For science fiction written in , it retains a remarkable freshness and Verne created a very compelling character in Captain Nemo. Verne was well-acquainted with the science of his day and it shows in his work; it's a lot stronger on science than most modern science fiction is.

Some of the concepts, of course, are a bit less amazing than they were when the book was written, since things like submarines and electric power are now realities. There is also mor This book is justifiably a classic.

There is also more description than most modern readers are used to seeing.

Jules Verne lived a long time before Jacques Cousteau and there were no video documentaries of the undersea world then. To some extent, Verne seems to have been trying to provide the next best thing: These features do slow down the action a little, but the slower pace is worth it. Relax and enjoy the voyage. View 1 comment. Jul 27, Jim Sibigtroth rated it liked it Shelves: I read the free eBook version from www. Some facts were incorrect because they were not known at the time the book was writt I read the free eBook version from www.

Some facts were incorrect because they were not known at the time the book was written such as the description of them finding open water at the South Pole. The book is rather long with long slow sections separating the more interesting events. Combined with the relatively difficult old vocabulary, I think modern middle-grade readers will struggle to maintain interest long enough to finish. Sep 25, Conejo Literario rated it it was amazing Shelves: Carajo, que buen libro.

Dios, necesito un whisky. Dec 24, Sandy rated it really liked it Shelves: While searching for the tremendous black whale that is sinking ships, the main character and his faithful servant are swept overboard and picked up by Captain Nemo of the Nautilus.

The two men along with the ship's harpooner, find themselves trapped in the Nautilus, unable to leave because Nemo has forsaken all mankind.

To keep himself and his extraordinary ship a secret, no one, once aboard can ever leave. This is the story of adventures all around the globe and under the sea. This was a great While searching for the tremendous black whale that is sinking ships, the main character and his faithful servant are swept overboard and picked up by Captain Nemo of the Nautilus. This was a great book. I happened to have read both Moby Dick and this book in the same year.

The forward was written by Ray Bradbury where he contrasted Nemo's love of the sea and Ahab's hatred. It was a great forward and well worth the listen. Very interesting. Audio read by James Frain. Dec 04, Jonathan rated it really liked it. There's a reason Jules Verne is considered one of the greats.

This collection of his stories proves why. I originally downloadd this so I could re-read 20, leagues under the sea, which I had not read since I was a child and quite frankly I think I remember finding it really boring when I was a kid. However, being able to read it now, knowing what I know I found it incredibly captivating, especially when I put it into the context of it's time. I believe, originally that the novel came out in a There's a reason Jules Verne is considered one of the greats.

I believe, originally that the novel came out in a series of blocks in magazines. The detail Verne put into his story must have absolutely blown the minds of his readers at the time and I can certainly see why. For many people this would be like having a full blown science fair come to their home monthly, giving them information and an education they would probably not have access to otherwise, and of course all wrapped up in an amazing story.

The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five, was actually for the same reason I think it's so great. While putting it in it's context, there is something to be said for writing styles that do not translate perfectly to modern times.

Of course this is simply my opinion. If you are going through a "I should probably read the classics" phase like I am, this has to be on your list. Sep 07, Will Brown rated it did not like it. I was really looking forward to taking a deep dive into the work of Jules Verne, but I don't think I'll touch another book of his because this was such a chore to read.

Once the main cast joins up with Nemo, the book ditches the idea of having an over-arching plot for just going on crazy trips around the ocean.

And you know what? That's fine. Unfortunately 20, Leagues is a science-fiction book from I was really looking forward to taking a deep dive into the work of Jules Verne, but I don't think I'll touch another book of his because this was such a chore to read.

Long winded descriptions of fauna, entire chapters where characters do nothing but mope around the Nautilus; it's too dry and too long for it's own good. Sorry Nemo, I'm headed back to the surface.

Apr 01, William Graham rated it really liked it. Three Stockholm-Syndrome-afflicted kidnapping victims come to their senses and plot to escape the clutches of a murderous underwater terrorist.

Dec 06, Sarah Morgan rated it really liked it. Cool sci-fi story that gets a bit boring in the middle, when Verne geeks out on nautical mapping and marine biology.

Liked it way more than I expected to. Sep 15, J.

Jones rated it really liked it. A fascinating journey through all the earth's oceans.

The narrative is mediocre, but the genius of Jules Verne was telling the world everything that was known by the sea in , in a story form rather than an encyclopedia. Mar 19, Audrey Till rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. In a mysterious creature was spotted by several ships. Pierre Aronnax believes it is a huge narwhal. Pierre is invited on a huge warship called the Abraham Lincoln.

The Abraham then faces the narwhal and Pierre is thrown from the boat in the fight.

Pierre passes out and wakes up on the back of the narwhal with Ned and his assistant. They realize the narwhal is a submarine and be In a mysterious creature was spotted by several ships. They realize the narwhal is a submarine and beg to be let in. Men finally come to the surface and take them all as prisoners. After they eat and hours pass the captain meets them in their cell. He introduces himself as Captain Nemo and the boat they are in as the Nautilus.

Nemo explained that he lives off only the ocean and nothing from land. Nemo also explains how the Nautilus works. The next day the Captain and Pierre and his friends go in a hunting expedition and kill a sea otter. After some amount of days the group goes on a hunting trip on land but get attacked by cannibals on New Guinea.

Then Captain Nemo drums the group and locks them up again for no apparent reason. While the group is locked up a sailor passes away and they bury him in the Coral Kingdom, a huge mass of coral. Some more days pass and the group goes diving for pearls in the Indian Ocean. An unknown diver gets attacked by a shark but is saved by Captain Nemo. The Nautilus then travels through an unknown tunnel.

At this point Ned wants to escape the Nautilus but Pierre wants to stay and collect research. Next Pierre and Nemo go to Atlantis. They resurface and travel to the South Pole. On their way back out they they get trapped by a giant iceberg and almost run out of air.

Then the ship gets attacked by a giant squid in Atlantic.

They defeat the squid but lose a sailor in the process. Finally Pierre and his friends escape the Nautilus on a dinghy. They are sucked into a whirlpool and a rescued off of Norway. The author clearly had to do tons of research to write this book.

The author put tons of time and effort into this book and it definitely showed, it had beautiful details and amazing images. This book was super captivating.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Most books get boring halfway through but this book was action packed and never had a dull moment! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good adventure! Aug 12, Lisa Cook rated it really liked it Shelves:More filters. Mass Market Paperback. I'm here to help!

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Jules Verne several times mentions Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury , "Captain Maury" in Verne's book, a real-life oceanographer who explored the winds, seas, currents, and collected samples of the bottom of the seas and charted all oceans. Jul 15, Nancy rated it liked it. On their way back out they they get trapped by a giant iceberg and almost run out of air.

I thoroughly enjoyed this particular novel because of its intense and detailed descriptions. Parents need to know that next to Agatha Christie, Jules Verne is the most translated author of all time, and 20, Leagues Under the Sea is probably his most popular work -- which means you have versions galore to choose from, depending on your kid's age, interest level, and sensitivities, from full-length annotated versions to entry-level books that focus on the basic story.

Aronnax no longer feels the same and begins to sympathize with Ned Land. After hours of swimming they were able to find a flat hard metal surface to spend the night.

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