Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By: Verne, Jules; Pratt, Fletcher

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1936 printing. A bit smoky, gilt titles mostly rubbed away. 407, [3] pp. 8vo. Color plates by W.J. Aylward. Color image of Captain Nemo inside the Nautilus mounted on front board, underwater images on endpapers. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A Tour of the Underwater World (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A Tour of the Underwater World) is a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. The novel was originally serialized from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel's periodical, the Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation. The deluxe illustrated edition, published by Hetzel in November 1871, included 111 illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou. The book was highly acclaimed when it was released and still is; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. The description of Nemo's ship, the Nautilus, was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes features on submarines, which at the time were very primitive vessels. A model of the French submarine Plongeur (launched in 1863) was displayed at the 1867 Exposition Universelle, where it was studied by Jules Verne, who used it as an inspiration for the novel.

Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Author: Verne, Jules; Pratt, Fletcher

Illustrator: Aylward, W.J.

Categories: Continental, SF & Fantasy,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2287830

Keywords: JULES VERNE TWENTY THOUSANDS 20, 000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA CLASSICS LITERATURE SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY,