Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1869
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea Synopsis
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne, first published in 1870. The novel is a thrilling adventure story. and it includes Verne's future vision which is optimistic and cautionary. Up to this day, this novel remains a science fiction classic.
The story follows the adventures of Professor Pierre Aronnax, a marine biologist, his servant Conseil, and a harpooner named Ned Land, who are captured by the enigmatic Captain Nemo and forced to accompany him on a voyage around the world aboard his submarine, the Nautilus.
Along the way, they witness the beauty and danger of the underwater world and learn about Captain Nemo's tragic past. The journey commences from Brooklyn on the United States Navy vessel Abraham Lincoln, heading southwards around Cape Horn and entering the vast Pacific Ocean. Following a rigorous five-month exploration that concludes near Japan, The frigate eventually discovers and engages in combat with the creature.
Excerpt from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Online Book
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.
About Jules Verne
Born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, Jules Verne was a French author and pioneer of science fiction literature. Despite his father's wishes for him to pursue a career in law, Verne followed his aspirations and immersed himself in writing and storytelling. His fascination with travel and exploration influenced Verne's early works. He drew inspiration from his own experiences and the technological advancements of the time. However, it wasn't until 1863, with the publication of "Five Weeks in a Balloon," that Verne gained widespread recognition. The book set the tone for his future works, blending adventure, scientific speculation, and imagination.
Throughout his career, Verne produced a vast body of work, often called the "Voyages extraordinaires" series. These novels, such as Journey to the Center of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, showcased his vivid imagination and meticulous attention to scientific and technological details. Find out more about Jules Verne on sevenov.com.