Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-28
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781465610478

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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 excited. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the Governments of several States on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter. For some time past vessels had been met by "an enormous thing," a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale. The facts relating to this apparition (entered in various log-books) agreed in most respects as to the shape of the object or creature in question, the untiring rapidity of its movements, its surprising power of locomotion, and the peculiar life with which it seemed endowed. If it was a whale, it surpassed in size all those hitherto classified in science. Taking into consideration the mean of observations made at divers times—rejecting the timid estimate of those who assigned to this object a length of two hundred feet, equally with the exaggerated opinions which set it down as a mile in width and three in length—we might fairly conclude that this mysterious being surpassed greatly all dimensions admitted by the learned ones of the day, if it existed at all. And that it DID exist was an undeniable fact; and, with that tendency which disposes the human mind in favour of the marvellous, we can understand the excitement produced in the entire world by this supernatural apparition. As to classing it in the list of fables, the idea was out of the question. On the 20th of July, 1866, the steamer Governor Higginson, of the Calcutta and Burnach Steam Navigation Company, had met this moving mass five miles off the east coast of Australia. Captain Baker thought at first that he was in the presence of an unknown sandbank; he even prepared to determine its exact position when two columns of water, projected by the mysterious object, shot with a hissing noise a hundred and fifty feet up into the air. Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour. Similar facts were observed on the 23rd of July in the same year, in the Pacific Ocean, by the Columbus, of the West India and Pacific Steam Navigation Company. But this extraordinary creature could transport itself from one place to another with surprising velocity; as, in an interval of three days, the Governor Higginson and the Columbus had observed it at two different points of the chart, separated by a distance of more than seven hundred nautical leagues.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: First Avenue Editions ™
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781467787147

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A mysterious monster is haunting the seas, and no one quite knows what to make of it. The US Navy sends an expedition to uncover the monster's identity. Three people—oceanographer Professor Pierre Aronnax, his servant Conseil, and whaler Ned Land—are tossed overboard when the monster rams the ship. They discover that the monster is actually a submarine sailed by the secretive Captain Nemo. As they voyage through the seas, Captain Nemo's troubled past comes to the surface, and the journey takes a turn that may threaten them all. French author Jules Verne first published his classic science fiction novel in 1870. This is an unabridged version of the 1872 English edition, translated by Lewis Page Mercier.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Retold For Kids Beginner Reader Classics

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Retold For Kids  Beginner Reader Classics
Author: Max James,Jules Vernes
Publsiher: KidLit-O Press
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2013-08-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781629170039

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is one of the most thrilling books ever wrote…but it’s also difficult for some younger readers. This book takes the classic novels and retells it for modern readers as a beginning reader chapter book! The story tells of the adventures of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus in a way that beginning readers can understand. KidLit-O’s newest series helps introduce younger readers to classic works of literature by retelling them as beginning reader chapter books.

20 000 Leagues Under the Sea

20 000 Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Pauline Francis,Jules Verne
Publsiher: Evans Brothers
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2013-02-01
Genre: Children's stories
ISBN: 9780237540791

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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.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 245
Release: 1992
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1853260312

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Professor Aronnax sets out in search of a dangerous sea monster, only to learn that the monster is really Captain Nemo's powerful submarine

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307961488

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A sumptuously produced omnibus edition of Jules Verne's most popular novels offers insight into his pioneering vision long before depicted technologies had been invented and his enduring influence as a genre icon. 10,000 first printing.

20 000 Leagues Under The Sea

20 000 Leagues Under The Sea
Author: Verne
Publsiher: Jaico Publishing House
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2002-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9788179920039

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A mysterious phenomenon was noticed in the year 1866. Vessels at sea had seen a long large object more powerful in its movement than a whale. A French scientist was commissioned to investigate. A frigate was specially fitted out for this expedition. After three months of cruising the high seas, the frigate encountered the monster and shot out its harpoon to strike the creature. Suddenly, a giant waterspout issued forth from the monster and threw the scientist and his colleagues on the monster s back. To their consternation, they were pulled deep inside the sea. What happened to them down there? Join the intrepid scientist in his strange adventure.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 349
Release: 1887
Genre: Submarines (Ships)
ISBN: HARVARD:HN1INV

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20 000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Illustrated Edition

20 000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA  Illustrated Edition
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2017-10-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9788027218400

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This eBook edition of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Twenty Thousand (20,000) Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. As the story begins in 1866, a mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time and is a recognized expert in his field, is issued a last-minute invitation to join the expedition, and he accepts. This ebook edition contains all 70 original illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou.

20 000 Leagues Under the Sea

20 000 Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2005-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781416500209

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Presents Jules Verne's classic novel in which a French professor and his two companions sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo, and includes historical context, explanatory notes, excerpts of criticism, discussion questions, and other study tools.

The Trail of the Serpent

The Trail of the Serpent
Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 456
Release: 1866
Genre: Adultery
ISBN: UIUC:30112002085378

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1874
Genre: Electronic books
ISBN: HARVARD:HW2EFF

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Widely considered to be the greatest science fiction tale of the century, "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas" is a cant-miss masterpiece of imagination and a prophetic vision of one of man?s boldest inventions, the submarine. Immerse yourself in the mind of Jules Verne. This edition contains 110 beautiful illustrations.

20 000 Leagues Under The Sea Collins Classics

20 000 Leagues Under The Sea  Collins Classics
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-06-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780007382699

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HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Oxford World's Classics
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-04-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780198818649

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"I am going to sink it." "You are not!" "I am," he coldly replied. "Do not take it on yourself to judge me, monsieur." French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, but discovers instead the Nautilus, a self-contained world built by its enigmatic captain. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater realms of the globe, undergo a transcendental experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. Nemo's mission is finally revealed to be a violent one-and his methods coldly efficient. Verne's classic novel has left a profound mark on subsequent centuries. Its themes are universal, its style alternately humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly. This new and unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the range of this seminal work. The volume also contains unpublished information about the novel's inception.

The Extraordinary Journeys

The Extraordinary Journeys
Author: Jules Verne,William Butcher
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2005
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780192804655

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'If ever a human foot is to tread the Pole, it must be a British one!'First Mate Shandon receives a mysterious letter asking him to construct a reinforced steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for Melville Bay and the Arctic labyrinth, a crewman reveals himself to be John Hatteras, and his lifelong obsession, the Pole. Despite experiencing appalling cold andhunger, the captain treks across the frozen wastes in search of fuel. Abandoned by his crew, Hatteras remains without resources at the coldest spot on earth. How can he find food and explore the Polar Sea? And what will he find at the top of the world? This new translation by the father of Verne Studies brilliantly conveys the hypnotic mood and gripping authenticity of Verne's second novel. This edition also includes the original, censored ending, previously unpublished chapters, and evidence of Verne's plagiarism.