Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea tells the story of a kidnapped professor and harpoonist who embarks on an exhilarating undersea journey aboard the submarine of the eccentric Captain Nemo.
First serialised in a French magazine from 1869-1870, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is an incredible adventure story that popularised science fiction throughout the world.
Professor Aronnax, a marine biologist, joins harpoonist Ned Land in search of a mysterious sea creature in the open ocean, only to discover that the beast is actually a submarine piloted by the enigmatic Captain Nemo. They are taken captive, thus beginning a strange undersea voyage from Antarctic ice shelves to the subterranean city of Atlantis, hunting sharks along the way.
With its sprawling, exotic plot and vivid descriptions, Jules Verne’s epic underwater adventure is now available in an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.