20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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by Jules Verne
     
 

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The story begins with a mystery. For over a year, ocean-going vessels have reported running into a floating island or a submerged naval wreck, or being rammed by a giant whale. Pierre Aronnax, in Paris, develops a theory to explain these confusing sightings; he believes that a huge narwhal is bedeviling these ships. After the Scotia, a Cunard Lines passenger ship,… See more details below

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The story begins with a mystery. For over a year, ocean-going vessels have reported running into a floating island or a submerged naval wreck, or being rammed by a giant whale. Pierre Aronnax, in Paris, develops a theory to explain these confusing sightings; he believes that a huge narwhal is bedeviling these ships. After the Scotia, a Cunard Lines passenger ship, again encounters this "creature," the United States equips a speedy frigate, the Abraham Lincoln, to hunt and kill the dangerous beast. Because of his theory, Aronnax is invited to join the expedition along with Conseil, his servant. Ned Land, a famous Canadian harpooner, is brought along for his hunting skills. A strange submarine sinks the Abraham Lincoln. Conseil, Ned Land and Aronnax manage to survive. They are taken aboard the Nautilus where they meet Captain Nemo...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011955488
Publisher:
A.J. Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
711,712
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828, at Nantes, a town on the Loire River in western France. His father, Pierre Verne, was a magistrate and his mother, Sophie Allotte de la Fuye Verne, was a descendant of an established, well-to-do French family.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 8, 1828
Date of Death:
March 24, 1905
Place of Birth:
Nantes, France
Place of Death:
Amiens, France
Education:
Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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