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20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1870)

by Jules Verne

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Series: Captain Nemo Trilogy (1), The Extraordinary Voyages (6)

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Retells the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo.
  1. 70
    The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: Also featuring Captain Nemo
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (Morteana)
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    Nemo Rising by C. Courtney Joyner (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: Nemo Rising is a modern sequel to Jules Verne's work
  4. 20
    Two Planets by Kurd Laßwitz (spiphany)
    spiphany: Another classic of early science fiction.
  5. 21
    The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham (generalkala)
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90% info dump. 10% plot ( )
  justifiedsinner | Jan 15, 2022 |
Year 5
  ThereseFernon | Jan 10, 2022 |
Para mim, esse é o pior dentre os livros mais famosos de Verne. Viagem ao centro da Terra é tão descritivo quanto esse, mas é curto; A volta ao mundo em oitenta dias é perfeito; A Ilha Misteriosa é o maior deles mas a parte da divulgação científica é bem feita e bem balanceada com a aventura. Aqui não, em 20 mil léguas submarinas nós temos parágrafos inteiros recheados com nomes de espécies, só nomes, nada mais, o que isso vai ter de interessante se não conhecermos essas espécies? Eu me vim do meio para frente do livro, simplesmente pulando esses trechos, só assim para conseguir terminar esse livro.

O capitão Nemo também não é lá um excelente personagem, tem suas esquisitices, seus mistérios, mas em nenhum momento eu me senti super intrigado para descobrir mais sobre ele.

O livro não é um desperdício completo por conta de seus trechos de aventura, mas ele somem nas mais de 400 páginas do romance.

Podem ter algumas discussões interessantes durante a leitura, mas não consegui pegar quase nada, porque só queria terminar logo essa leitura. ( )
  CZanette | Jan 2, 2022 |
The original Captain Nemo and the Nautilus story, which takes place in the 1860s.

If one view is this as a true period piece then one has to conceive of the wonder that the reader would feel on hearing about a boat that could go under the water. In this version, Captain Nemo is a partial villain as well as a hero.

His eclectic attitude towards sea life and the undersea environment almost makes him a climate change advocate 140 years too early! At times zero almost repeats of what has just happened and in terms of pacing there is some slacking.

However as audiobooks go particularly one that he is as old as this , this was a good listen. ( )
  aadyer | Jan 2, 2022 |
Here's what I wrote after reading in 1986: "Hmmmm. . . . Being written in 1870, this adventure novel is very forward thinking and, in some cases, predictive. Yet, with the possible exception of the brooding character of Captain Nemo ("no man"), the novel presents no challenging studies of human nature (or of society, history, etc.). Beyond its scientific content, just okay to me." New York Public Library adds this observation in it's annotation: "the novel illuminates themes that transcend time, such as man versus nature, freedom, and revenge." ( )
  MGADMJK | Dec 30, 2021 |
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The year 1866 was marked by a strange event, an unexplainable occurrence which is undoubtedly still fresh in everyone's memory.
In the year 1866 the whole maritime population of Europe and America was excited by a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon.
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We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
I leave you at liberty to shut yourself up; cannot I be allowed the same?
Like you, I am willing to live obscure, in the frail hope of bequeathing one day, to future time, the result of my labours.
At ten o'clock in the evening the sky was on fire. The atmosphere was streaked with vivid lightning. I could not bear the brightness of it; while the captain, looking at it, seemed to envy the spirit of the tempest.
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Retells the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo.

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Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the "monster" turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive. So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, the 'Father of Science Fiction', but also a truly fantastic voyage from the lost city of Atlantis to the South Pole.
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