Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (Piccadilly Classics)
ISBN: 0941599744
EAN13: 9780941599740
Language: English
Pages: 274
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
While searching for a reported sea monster a ship is attacked and destroyed. Three survivors are rescued by a highly advanced submarine called the Nautilus. The Nautilus is piloted by a mysterious captain who has withdrawn himself from the outside world to seek solitude in the ocean's depths. Aboard the Nautilus the survivors are kept prisoners. They embark on a journey of 20,000 leagues (60,000 miles) through the world's oceans. Here they encounter a strange new world teaming in unknown marine life and natural wonders. They discover underwater forests, fight off an attack from a giant squid, get imprisoned in ice at the South Pole, endure terrifying storms, survive a war with a pack of sperm whales, and uncover sunken continents. Their lives in danger, they seek a way to escape their underwater prison. This is a modern translation of Jules Verne's classic tale and arguably the most accurate edition in print. Includes passages missing from earlier English translations.