Originally published in a French magazine (1869-70), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is arguably considered one of the most outstanding adventure novels of all time and remains one of Verne's most enduring workss. The novel takes us on an awe-inspiring underwater journey aboard the Nautilus. At the helm of this magnificent machine is theled by the inscrutable Captain Nemo, whose ruthlessness knows no bounds when it comes to wreaking vengeance against his enemies. This prescient classic has been adapted extensively across film, television, and the theatre.
About the Author
Pioneering science-fiction writer Jules Gabriel Verne was born in the French port city of Nantes on 8 February, 1828, to Pierre Verne, a successful lawyer, and his wife Sophie. Verne published Five Weeks in a Balloon in 1863, an immediate hit which was followed by Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and his two most inspiring books, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Verne died of old age and illness on March 24, 1905.