By Jules Verne
This variation of 20,000 Leagues lower than the ocean features a Foreword and Afterword through T. A. Barron.
Jules Verne is taken into account the "Father of technology Fiction" due to the strength of this--his most famed novel.
"The 12 months 1866 used to be signalised via a notable incident, a mysterious and complicated phenomenon, which without doubt nobody has but forgotten. let alone rumours which agitated the maritime inhabitants and excited the general public brain, even within the inside of continents, seafaring males have been quite excited. retailers, universal sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, either one of Europe and the United States, naval officials of all nations, and the Goverments of numerous States on continents, have been deeply attracted to the matter.
For in the past vessels were met by way of 'an huge, immense thing,' an extended item, spindle-shaped, occationally phosphorescent, and infinitely greater and extra quick in its events than a whale."
It is that this "something" that Professor Aronnaz units out to encounter--and hence starts the main extraordinary underwater trip ever. From Atlantis to the South Pole, the reader is taken via risks, surprises, and the unsurpassed majesty of the marine global.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne