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About the Author: Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie. His prominent novels have been made into films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction".

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Hardcover, Published in Sep 2008 by Akasha Classics

ISBN10: 1605120936 | ISBN13: 9781605120935

Page count: 360

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is the original and still the greatest undersea adventure. Ships are being attacked by a strange sea monster. Professor Aronnax joins an expedition to stop the beast, but is washed overboard his ship and finds himself in a submarine helmed by the brooding and terrible Captain Nemo. Thus begins a breathtaking and dangerous underwater journey, through coral reefs and lost continents, amidst sea storms and terrible battles. Will Aronnax and his companions escape the clutches of Nemo, or will they remain trapped in a watery prison? With its prescient use of technology and exhilarating setting, this is the book which has cemented Jules Verne s reputation as one of the world s most imaginative storyteller."

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