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20,000 leagues under the sea

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2003, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bantam classic edView all editions and formats
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"An American frigate tracks down a ship-sinking submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo." *** "The voyage of the 'Nautilus' permitted Verne to describe the wonders of an undersea world almost totally unknown to the general public of the period. Indebted to literary tradition for his Atlantis, he made his major innovation in having the submarine completely powered by electricity, although the interest in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Verne
ISBN: 0553212524 9780553212525
OCLC Number: 55694040
Description: 437 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers.
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
Responsibility: by Jules Verne ; translated by Anthony Bonner ; with an introduction by Ray Bradbury.

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"An American frigate tracks down a ship-sinking submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo." *** "The voyage of the 'Nautilus' permitted Verne to describe the wonders of an undersea world almost totally unknown to the general public of the period. Indebted to literary tradition for his Atlantis, he made his major innovation in having the submarine completely powered by electricity, although the interest in electrical forces goes back to Poe and Shelley. So far as the enigmatic ending is concerned, his readers had to wait for the three-part 'The Mysterious Island' (1874-1875) to learn that Nemo had been the Indian warrior-prince Dakkar, who had been involved in the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857." Anatomy of Wonder 4.

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