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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea


“The deepest parts of the ocean are totally unknown to us. What creatures inhabit those regions fifteen miles beneath the surface of the water? What is the constitution of these animals? It is almost beyond conjecture…”

JULES VERNE, often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction,” wrote his first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, at the age of 35. He went on to be the second most translated author on earth, (after Agatha Christie), writing books about a variety of innovations and technological advancements years before they became practical realities.

His Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.  

It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of a true original, author of Around The World In Eighty Days, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, From The Earth to the Moon, The Mysterious Island, and countless other literary masterpieces.

Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1869.

● Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: Jules Verne: Moments in Time and Space. A Cultural and Historical Perspective of the author’s life, by Pima Eccleston.

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