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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Collector's Library) (original 1870; edition 2011)

by Jules Verne

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Title:Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Collector's Library)
Authors:Jules Verne
Info:Collector's Library (2011), Hardcover, 536 pages
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)


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This book shows the true roots of science fiction. A story so fully of carefully researched facts about the various oceans of the world and the fish and plant life in them that you could almost believe that the nautilus and captain nemo did exist and the wonders they showed our narrator exsisted as well.
Science fiction is about taking what we know and expanding it just that little bit more into the impossible. Or the one day maybe possible and then seeing what might happen.
Quiet apart from that this is a story that brings home the massive change in attitude our society has had in regard to the environment and its study. Nemo himself is somewhat of a conservationist "this would be killing for the sake of killing" he tells Ned the harpooner. He kills willingly for food or in his search for revenge but will not be party to senseless destruction.
We never learn what Nemo actually hopes to achieve or what happens to the nautilus in the end. In many ways I think this would have added to the believability of the story when it was first published.
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  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
Summary: In 1886, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster and they went find and destroy the monster. To their surprise, it was not a monster, but a submarine made by Captain Nemo. Because the existence of the submarine was a secrecy, so all of them could not leave it but stay. Thus, they visited many places under the oceans and encountered many fights and challenges.
Use in teaching: 1 discuss the personalties of 4 main characters.
2 discuss the themes of bravery, survival, and freedom.
Genre: Science Fiction Novel ( )
  CarolLuo | Apr 14, 2016 |
Genre:Science Fiction
Summary: The story was written before modern sea-going submarines were a reality. It is narrated by Professor Pierre Aronnax,who is accompanied by his faithful assistant Conseil and by a Canadian harpooner named Ned Land. They were intended to find a monster in the ocean, but the monster turned out be a submarine. As captures, they were taken to the submarine by captain Nemo and started their adventure!
It is a fantastic science fiction. Author predicted the things that would happen hundred years later. In China, it is a required book for middle school students to read. By reading their book, students are able to development their creativity. ( )
  xye15 | Apr 13, 2016 |
A classic tale of a fantastic scientific creation. Retold in this case with much more graphics than text but the story moves along well.

Curriculum Connection, 3 rd grade unit on science and invention ( )
  MarkNolan | Apr 9, 2016 |
enjoyed it more as an adult than as a child - gave me nightmares
  frahealee | Apr 3, 2016 |
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Verne, Julesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, MercierTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pratt, FletcherIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward A.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adlerberth, RolandTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Austin, HenryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Aylward, W. J.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Becker, May LambertonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Butcher, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carlquist, ErikTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
de Neuville, Alphonse MarieIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holmberg, John-HenriAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, MercierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lupo, DonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, RonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, Walter JamesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pitz, Henry C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pratt, FletcherIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prichard, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thole, KarelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walter, Frederick PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wiese, KurtIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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.
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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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