20,000 Leagues Under the Seas: A World Tour Underwater (Excelsior Editions)

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas: A World Tour Underwater (Excelsior Editions)

Jules Verne


The deep-sea exploits of secretive Captain Nemo, embarking at the world's first international vendetta.

When an unidentified “monster” threatens overseas transport, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil subscribe to an excursion equipped via the U.S. army to seek down and smash the risk. After months of fruitless looking out, they ultimately grapple with their quarry, yet Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard within the assault, simply to discover that the “monster” is basically a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded via a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally implementing guy who calls himself Captain Nemo. hence starts off a trip of 20,000 leagues—nearly 50,000 miles—that will take Captain Nemo, his workforce, and those 3 adventurers on a trip of discovery via undersea forests, coral graveyards, miles-deep trenches, or even the sunken ruins of Atlantis. Jules Verne’s novel of undersea exploration has been pleasing readers ever considering its first e-book in 1870, and Frederick Paul Walter’s reader-friendly, scientifically meticulous translation of this visionary technology fiction vintage is whole and unabridged all the way down to the smallest significant detail.

Jules Verne used to be born in 1828 right into a French lawyering kin within the Atlantic coastal urban of Nantes. even though his father despatched him off to a Paris legislation university, younger Jules have been writing at the aspect due to the fact that his early kids, and his puppy issues have been the theater, go back and forth, and technological know-how. Predictably adequate, his felony reviews led nowhere, so Verne took an afternoon task with a inventory brokerage, in his off-hours penning scripts for farces and musical comedies whereas additionally publishing brief tales and novelettes of clinical exploration and adventure.

His sizeable step forward got here whilst he mixed his theatrical knack together with his clinical bent and in 1863 released an African experience yarn, 5 Weeks in a Balloon. After that and until eventually his loss of life in 1905, Jules Verne used to be one of many planet’s best-loved and best-selling novelists, publishing greater than sixty books. different resourceful favorites via him comprise The Mysterious Island, Hector Servadac, The Begum’s thousands, grasp of the realm, and The Meteor Hunt. Verne ranks one of the 5 such a lot translated authors in historical past, besides Mark Twain and the Bible.

Frederick Paul Walter is a scriptwriter, broadcaster, librarian, and novice paleontologist. A long-standing member of the North American Jules Verne Society, he served as its vp from 2000 to 2008. Walter has produced many media courses, articles, studies, and papers on facets of Jules Verne and has translated many Verne novels, together with striking trips: 5 Visionary Classics and The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, either additionally released by means of SUNY Press. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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