Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
”Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” is a vivid combination of science fiction and mystery. It is first published in 1871 and it introduces two opposing parties: a monster which wanders around in the seas and a group of three people who embark on a hazardous and dangerous voyage aiming to get rid of the unknown creature. What they happen to experience is far from expected as the terrifying monster turns out to be a futuristic submarine commanded by Captain Nemo who takes the three ”explorers” captive. The destructive mission becomes a fantastic undersea voyage. However there are still many mysterious things about the Captain. What is his true nature? Why did he built the submarine in secrecy? And why is he seeking revenge? Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who mostly wrote adventure fiction inspired by the scientific advances of the 19th century. With the help of editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel he wrote a series of books called ”Extraordinary Travels”, which includes ”Journey to the Center of the Earth” (1864), ”Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” (1870), and ”Around the World in Eighty Days” (1873). Widely popular with both children and adults, Verne is one of the most translated authors of all times, and still inspires people the world over.
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