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  • Title: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Author: Jules Verne Bruce Coville
  • ISBN: 9780439224079
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • Adventure Pursuit Danger.A huge seamonster has attacked and wrecked several ships from beneath the Sea Professor Arronax bravely joins a mission to hunt down the beast He goes about the Nautilus, a secret submarine helmed by the mysterious Captain Nemo.At first, the mission is exciting, as Nemo takes Arronax on a voyage around the underwater world But when things starAdventure Pursuit Danger.A huge seamonster has attacked and wrecked several ships from beneath the Sea Professor Arronax bravely joins a mission to hunt down the beast He goes about the Nautilus, a secret submarine helmed by the mysterious Captain Nemo.At first, the mission is exciting, as Nemo takes Arronax on a voyage around the underwater world But when things start to go wrong, Arronax finds there s no escape from the Nautilus He is now Captain Nemo s captive 20,000 leagues under the sea
    Leagues Under the Sea Adventure Pursuit Danger A huge seamonster has attacked and wrecked several ships from beneath the Sea Professor Arronax bravely joins a mission to hunt down the beast He goes about the Nautilus a se

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    1. Pierre Aronnax, Assistant Professor in the Museum of Natural History, embarks on a ship to investigate the mystery of a powerful creature terrorizing the open seas When he and two of his companions discover the Nautilus a magnificent submarine owned by the uncompromising Captain Nemo their journey takes them under the sea and 20,000 leagues across the world For some time past, vessels had been met by an enormous thing, a long object, spindle shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely la [...]

    2. Man, what a strange book As I ve learned from my erudite sister, 19th century novelists are all about digression, and Verne, despite being very solidly camped outside Greatliterarynovelopolis in the growing shantytown of Genreville, is no exception Literally half this book is a taxonomic listing of every plant and animal Arronax observes I mean, even I was bored Me The nature freak I occasionally review field guides on , and yet I actually preferred George Eliot s tangents about political econo [...]

    3. Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea Extraordinary Voyages, 6 , Jules Verne 20000 20000 20 20 1973 01 1320 02 1332 03 1352 26 04 05 1352 160 06 1377 241 1379 07 1364 1379 08 20000 1365 36 09 1366 10 1381 20 11 1388 1393 95 12 1391 59 13 20 1393 428 9786007061084 14 1394 496 9789645546463 15 1394 128 9786002517616 16 1394 190 9789643036164 17 1395 44 18 1395 47 19 1395 32 1395 95 20 1395 248 9786002532391 21 20000 1395 46 22 1361 38 23 1377 250 24 1377 204 1828 1905 [...]

    4. Jules Verne, classic pulp author, innovator of science fiction, originator of steampunk or was he Many readers of the English language will never know the real Verne, and I m not talking about those who dislike reading Indeed, many well meaning folks from the English speaking world have picked up and read a book titled Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea cover to cover, and yet still know next to nothing of Verne, due to his long standing translation problem And as an interesting note, twenty [...]

    5. Verne s works are difficult for an English speaking reader to evaluate fairly, because he wasn t well served by the English translations of his day which are still the standard ones in print, which most people read The translators changed plots and characters names in some cases, excised passages they considered boring, and generally took a very free hand with the text so you never know how much of the plodding pacing, bathetic dialogue, and stylistic faults for instance, what passes for descrip [...]

    6. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a marine adventure book, which can be qualified even fiction novel one of the first novels of science fiction.In 1864, when this book came out, no underwater trip had been done, reported, Jules Verne therefore allows to imagine from scientific basis for certain facts pressure, temperature, different seas and oceans traveled and spooky for cross creatures We say what avant garde with this fully electrified submarine, its autonomous suits and which are use [...]

    7. For years this is what Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meant to meLook familiar I know, I knowThat s just not what Jules Verne intended Hey, Disney tried and it was fun when I was about 7 or 8, but back when Vernes wrote this, he was writing a true thrill ride The story is of an underwater mission to seek and destroy a sea monster That premise is turned on its head and the story takes a scientific and character based slant Verne takes his readers on a trip to new worlds, some real and jus [...]

    8. I picked this book up this specific edition because I saw it was illustrated by the Dillons This was fortunate because it turned out that, contrary to my previously held belief, I had not read it What I had read as a child was some heavily edited for excitingness version almost entirely absent the encyclopedic accounts of marine life and oceanic conditions that constitute the bulk of the text So few are the actual adventures of Nemo and the Professor and his two companions that I now wonder how [...]

    9. Under the seaUnder the seaWhen the sardineBegin the beguineIt s music to meWhat do they got A lot of sandWe got a hot crustacean bandEach little clam hereknow how to jam hereUnder the sea Sebastian the groovy Caribbean CrabThe perfect soundtrack for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas really I bet Captain Nemo wishes he d thought of it.The direct translation of the full title of this here book is Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas An Underwater Tour of the World , note the S at the end of [...]

    10. This is definitely one of the best classic science fiction I ve read so far I was amazed that Verne might have started the idea of the submarine and the under the sea explorations While I was reading this, I was contemplating where he got his ideas or whether silly it might be, he could have time traveled from his time to the future or vice versa.

    11. Is than one pearl ever found in an oyster asked Conseil Yes, my boy Some oysters are veritable jewel boxes I ve even read of an oyster but I can hardly believe it which contained no less than a hundred and fifty sharks A hundred and fifty sharks cried Ned Land Did I say sharks I cried I meant to say a hundred and fifty pearls It wouldn t make sense to say sharks This review can be found on Amaranthine Reads.I always feel a bit weird reviewing a book that I haven t read in its native language Tr [...]

    12. You can t be a serious science fiction reader without delving just a bit into the genre s roots To remedy an embarrassing lack of any Jules Verne on my reading list, last year I read Journey to the Center of the Earth I can see how to a young reader, it would be an instant classic It s a pretty ripping adventure complete with hidden underground worlds and dinosaurs and gleefully wrong headed theories about geology What s not to love Maybe I was a little disappointed I was hoping for than just a [...]

    13. Dr Pierre Arronaux along with his manservant Conseil and Canadian Harpooner Ned Land are captured and imprisoned inside of the submarine known as the Nautilus after mistaking it for a sea creature and attacking it on the USS American Naval ship The Abraham Lincoln There they meet the Eccentric and adventurous Captain Nemo who tells them that they are going to remain on board his vessel forever to go on an extraordinary tour under the sea Will the men be able to ever get home or will they stay on [...]

    14. this is a later addition there is a well known critical position that science fiction is the literature of cognitive estrangement , where the usual, the mundane, is made strange , engaging thought from some slightly different perspective i just read a critique that verne perhaps operates the other way round, that he makes the strange into the familiar, the mundane, the european world of mid 1800s, so less threatening and somehow maintaining worlds comfortable to readers always explainable in app [...]

    15. I must reproduce the passage from this book which I found yesterday in Kingsley Amis s New Maps of Hell Did I have the same translation when I read it at age nine Even now, it seems strangely familiar, and in particular I remember wondering about that odd word poulp What a scene The unhappy man, seized by the tentacle and fastened to its blowholes, was balanced in the air according to the caprice of this enormous trunk He was choking, and cried out, moi moi Help help Those French words caused me [...]

    16. Read this in French when I was a kid and I loved it.Reread it recently in English and I m still in awe.When a story is good, it s good in any language, and this one proves the rule.

    17. Firstly, I won t deny that Jules Verne knows his stuff This book is full of scientific analysis, with a detailed knowledge of zoology, ocean currents, geographical construction and engineering designs While the character development is stalled and Nemo is the only one to truly grow somewhat, that is , the amount of knowledge Verne shoved into the book made it sink no pun intended I m in no way denying that this book is interesting and is not worthy of a higher rating There were parts where I act [...]

    18. This is a great book and I can understand how it s rightfully considered a classic, but I have to imagine this is as uninspiring to our generation as the first iPhone manuals will be in 150 years When this was written, the idea of naval travel was only practically available to the rich and, beyond that, the concept of a submarine was on the same lines as a rail gun or UAV to us We ve probably imagined either through stories, video games or whatever that such things could exist in our world but m [...]

    19. Lo s , lo s , j zguenme, nunca hab a le do nada de Julio Verne hasta ahora y Veintemil Leguas de Viaje Submarino me encant a pesar de que le la versi n ilustrada because Marat nBooktastic, pero bueno Es un libro lleno de acci n, de misterios, de criaturas extra as y de personajes enigm ticos, siendo el Capit n Nemo el primero de ellos.Veintemil Leguas de Viaje Submarino nos cuenta la historia de unos caballeros que, pretendiendo cazar a un monstruo , terminan embarcados en el Nautilus, un submar [...]

    20. Within the pages of this 1869 Classic sci fi adventure, you will experience life underwater aboard the amazing submarine Nautilus encountering gigantic sea monsters, a 600 pound oyster shell with a flawless Pearl the size of a coconut, and fight your way thru man eating Sharks as well as the Great Ice Barrier While the story is a little heavy on the descriptions of the colorful fish and unusual plant life, there are also sea battles and shipwrecks to keep one entertained.Professor Aronmax narrat [...]

    21. Okay, nothing new about this story is there This is a piece of classic science fiction or adventure fiction, if you prefer It s actually what I remembered I ve rated it five stars, but it s important to note, that five stars comes because of what this novel started This is the birth of steampunk and science fantasy This is the book that most people point to, not that there aren t others, as one of the earliest purely science fiction stories And, importantly, this is loaded with hard science Som [...]

    22. I have just spent the best part of the last 2 weeks reading this, and I m wondering why I bothered I had completely the wrong impression of what this book was about, not having heard the story or seen any of the films apart from Captain Nemo turning up in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen I thought that the 20,000 leagues under the sea meant that they literally went down vertically to 20,000 leagues below the surface and there found a land full of fantastical creatures a la Journey to the Centre [...]

    23. It has been said that Captain Nemo is the worst villain in classic literature I disagree I submit that Verne s intimate knowledge of marine biology, which he thrusts upon the reader in chapter after painful chapter, is TRULY the worst villain in classic literature, though it could be argued that Melville s familiarity with the whaling industry is right up there Overall, too much of the book told me too little I was hoping for a better character sketch of Captain Nemo, and I was left wanting So [...]

    24. Julio Verne, sorprendente y maravilloso Hay quien lo considere un escrito aburrido y carente de sustancia, que escribe mucho y dice poco Yo considero lo contario, considero que un autor capaz de sumergirte en los mares y hacerte experimentar v rtigo al narrar un enfrentamiento con un salvaje tibur n, podr ser cualquier cosa, menos carente de sustancia.Algunos relatos legendarios respecto al autor tienden a se alar que esta era su obra preferida y que fue enterrado junto a un ejemplar Si es verda [...]

    25. As the French would say Jules Verne, c est un des incontournables This means he is an author that one should neither miss nor want to miss Verne is a great prophet of a better future and the wonder of the planet we live on.Verne wrote delightful youth novels in which he attempted to add enough factual information to his novels so that parents could legitimately consider the time the child spent reading them to be of educational value Had Verne put less factual material in this books, the parents [...]

    26. This was really good and I wanted to give it 5 stars but I did find the ending to be abrupt and a bit unsatisfying so I m knocking it down to 4 but overall this was a fantastic audio I didn t really know what to expect and I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I always thought that the 20,000 leagues in the title referred to depth Turns out it s distance Oops I feel a little stupid for that This is a really enjoyable sea adventure that holds up well I recommend the audio narrated by Andrew Wincot [...]

    27. 5 stars for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Thus, to that question asked six thousand years ago by Ecclesiastes, That which is far off, and exceedingly deep, who can find it out only two men have the right to answer Captain Nemo and myself.I have changed my mind about not liking science fiction because I keep finding science fiction books that I really enjoy like The Martian, the YA novels Illuminae and The Fifth Wave and now this book 20,000 Leagues is really amazing The characters [...]

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