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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

280 ratings, 50 reviews

Perhaps we saw the 1950's movie with Kirk Douglas, or maybe we had the snot scared out of us on the Disney World ride as kids-regardless, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is indelibly etched into the collective memory. The original by Jules Verne was published in 1869 when submarines where in their infancy: once again Verne predicts much of what will come technologically.

The crew of an American ship sets off to investigate a giant sea monster, only to find it, fight it, and then realize it's a submarine. It's called the Nautilus, and was built by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Fortunately he lets the multinational crew live long enough to go exploring with him. Until, like many mad scientist types, he gets bored of his quarry and goes a bit nuts. One last thing: don't let the name 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea fool you. 20K leagues is over two and a half times the circumference of the Earth. The title refers to the total distance they traveled: 20,000 leagues. Enjoy!

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Pakpoom Visuthithum

August 14, 2554

Thanks for sharing

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William Twyford

July 02, 2014

Amazing!

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Robin Alford

April 24, 2014

Awsome

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Simon Cammish

March 16, 2014

A great read loves it

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Dakota Jzhuashussh

February 18, 2014

Bad

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Mayrivershark _Plays

February 12, 2014

This novel gives my intriged mind a very precise imagery of the geographic locations and, I adore this being a history fanatic.

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Yzabella Mazzotti

January 31, 2014

Iooks so cool

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George Paolini

January 07, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. It made me want to learn diving. All will enjoy this book.

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Jake Lee

December 04, 2013

Great book i loved it

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Samuel Hunt

November 25, 2013

Everything i expected it would be.... And then some!

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Jack Breton

September 30, 2013

Great book

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Doug Field

September 20, 2013

This would be a great book if it did not go on for pages describing fish, pearls, etc. The adventure story gets lost and it goes slowly.

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Leonid Grachev

August 07, 2013

i like it

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Oscar Gabela

June 27, 2013

Me brother heta me

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Colleen Winrich

June 26, 2013

Even tho its old its a great bookπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Shayan Nomani

June 12, 2013

Some typos but it IS amazing

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Jenny Ha

June 02, 2013

Surprizing

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Brittany

May 17, 2013

This is he best book that I have ever read!😍

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Karizma Charles

April 22, 2013

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all books by Jules Verne! This one is one of my top fav's!

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Joe Harkins

April 20, 2013

An absolute classic. Timeless and far advanced for it's literary period leaves one to wonder if the Nautilus ever existed.

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Rylee Walp

April 11, 2013

This book is good I also like the movie lol

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Sponge God

April 08, 2013

Well written for it's period.

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Shannon Markoya

April 04, 2013

I dont knowwww i dont like it oh i am 10 years old but this is my g-maws iPad

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Carly Richards

March 12, 2013

Surprisingly good book. Much of the science & nature was unfortunately lost on me but I enjoyed it as an adventure story nonetheless.

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Nick Parker

March 01, 2013

A good read but bloody long winded. I know it all makes it seem more realistic but its also pretty boring in places.

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Mikayla Torres

February 23, 2013

Cool facts!!πŸ˜ƒ

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Chell Sal

February 13, 2013

The book is sad and nice

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Jasmine Schumacher

February 01, 2013

This book was SO GOOD. I don't really like old books, but this was the BEST BOOK EVER.

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Zaindell Villanueva

January 25, 2013

A must read ! I have read it 3 times

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Gracie E.

January 21, 2013

Im only 9 but this book was amazing there was so much adventure and i can't wait to read the next book

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Michael Gross

January 16, 2013

It is nice

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Diana Bittar

December 10, 2012

Good

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Don Durham

November 04, 2012

The story is, of course, a classic. Being an ex-sailor, it recalls memories of my time spent at sea on a submarine in the US Navy. The story does slow down quite a bit with the extensive flora and fauna classifications, thus the 4 star rating.

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Jefferson Vue

October 31, 2012

This is a great book

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Nydia F

October 21, 2012

Very descriptive and well written. Thanks for sharing :)

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Amy Melissa

September 23, 2012

I haven't finished reading it yet but it seems good to me

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Robert Cunningham

September 18, 2012

Classic book that I read in grade school, now I have it for free. Believe me it is worth it if you like sea stories that are adventures.

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David Ross

August 24, 2012

A fantastic journey around the world's least witnessed areas. It has science, history, nature and drama wrapped up in an underwater adventure. Inspired a host of ideas that were later applied in the real life innovations to submarine technology.

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Awa Kone

August 04, 2012

Looks gd chick

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Todd Dewees

July 10, 2012

I had to read this sitting next to an illustrated encyclopedia and a dictionary but it gave the flora and fauna descriptions so much more life. Great classic read!

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Kaley LastName

April 20, 2012

I love this book! The images it manages to capture are extraordinary! I've read it many times, and each time, the adventure is just as thrilling.

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Emanuel D' Arca

April 10, 2012

No content yet

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Paula Romine

March 23, 2012

Amazing detail, captivating writer, sad I didn't read it sooner...

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Will Kessler

March 04, 2012

My # 1 favorite book

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Glenn Peacock

February 21, 2012

Amazing how Juls Verne could foretell the future. Fun read.

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Josuhoua Yang

February 20, 2012

Oil

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Jose Eduardo Ventura

February 03, 2012

Good

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Peter Niahos

December 09, 2011

The book was a good book I liked itt

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Iluzija Istini

December 07, 2011

Classic, must read!

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Julien Chaumon

August 04, 2011

For me the best book!