Aboard the Abraham Lincoln, an American frigate, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil assist crew on an expedition in search of a ship-destroying monster. A sudden collision hurls Aronnax, Conseil, and one other crew member into the sea. They find safety on the very menace they had been hunting, which they discover is the futuristic submarine the Nautilus piloted by the enigmatic Captain Nemo—inventor, musician, Renaissance genius, trailblazer, and man whose rage threatens to swallow him whole. Once aboard they find themselves captive on the Nautilus. Shark attacks, giant squid, cannibals, hurricanes, whale hunts, and other adrenaline-fueled adventures unfold on a journey of 20,000 leagues—nearly 50,000 miles—through an undersea world of forests, coral graveyards, deep trenches, and the sunken ruins of Atlantis. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas is one of the most influential novels ever written and remains a wildly entertaining must-read for lovers of the sea, great literature, and science fiction.
Unlike most English language versions of the novel, Frederick Paul Walter’s translation is unabridged, scientifically meticulous, and complete down to the smallest substantive detail. This Warbler Classics edition includes an extensive biographical note.
Jules Verne (1828–1905) was a French novelist, playwright, and poet who is best known for his enduring tales of adventure and discovery that include Journey to the Center of the Earth and Around the World in Eighty Days. Verne’s books about a variety of innovations and technological advancements—including the submarine, space travel, terrestrial flight, and deep-sea exploration—years before they were practical realities, laid the foundation of modern science fiction. One of the most famous French novelists of all time, Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare.
“The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived.” —Arthur C. Clarke
Price: $12.95 (paperback) | $2.99 (ebook)
Pages: 313 pages
Book dimensions: 5.25 x 0.8 x 8 in
Published: July 4, 2021