Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


When Professor Aronnax embarks on daring mission to hunt down and destroy a mysterious sea creature that’s menacing shipping he quickly finds his quarry. But what he discovers turns out to be beyond his wildest imagination. The beast is man-made – a vast submarine called the Nautilus built by the renegade scientist Captain Nemo. And Aronnax and his men become his prisoners. Trapped onboard Nemo’s advanced vessel on journey into inner space that takes them from the South Pole to the lost city of Atlantis. More than just a thrilling adventure, Jules Verne’s book was a window on the future, predicting with uncanny accuracy dramatic developments in deep ocean science and technology that were almost beyond imagination.

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‘It is a ripping yarn, but it is also an eerie tale of isolation and madness … with a compellingly Byronic central character’ Guardian

Combining thrilling adventure with scientific facts and a wonder at the natural world, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is Jules Verne’s most enduringly popular novel. It begins when a vast black object is spotted menacing the oceans, causing panic over the world. When Professor Aronnax joins an expedition to hunt down the creature, he and his two companions discover it is a giant submarine, the Nautilus. Captured and held prisoner on board by its captain, Nemo – unpredictable, enigmatic, exiled from humanity – they have no choice but to travel the terrifying underwater depths with him.

Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David Coward

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Weight 0.362 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm












843.8 (edition:23)


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