By Jules Verne
An American frigate, monitoring down a ship-sinking monster, faces now not a dwelling creature yet an immense invention -- a lovely submarine commanded through the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves simply 3 survivors, who locate themselves prisoners inside of Nemo's loss of life send on an underwater odyssey world wide from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy hazards of the South Pole . . .as Captain Nemo, one of many maximum villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society.
More than a marvelously exciting drama, this vintage novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the innovations and complicated know-how of the 20 th century and has develop into a literary stepping-stone for generations of technological know-how fiction writers.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne