20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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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August 14, 2554
Thanks for sharing
May 17, 2013
This is he best book that I have ever read!😍
April 22, 2013
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all books by Jules Verne! This one is one of my top fav's!
April 20, 2013
An absolute classic. Timeless and far advanced for it's literary period leaves one to wonder if the Nautilus ever existed.
April 11, 2013
This book is good I also like the movie lol
April 08, 2013
Well written for it's period.
April 04, 2013
I dont knowwww i dont like it oh i am 10 years old but this is my g-maws iPad
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.
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.
February 23, 2013
February 13, 2013
The book is sad and nice
February 01, 2013
This book was SO GOOD. I don't really like old books, but this was the BEST BOOK EVER.
January 25, 2013
A must read ! I have read it 3 times
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
January 16, 2013
It is nice
December 10, 2012
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.
October 31, 2012
This is a great book
October 21, 2012
Very descriptive and well written. Thanks for sharing :)
September 23, 2012
I haven't finished reading it yet but it seems good to me
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.
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.
August 04, 2012
Looks gd chick
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!
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.
Emanuel D' Arca
April 10, 2012
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March 23, 2012
Amazing detail, captivating writer, sad I didn't read it sooner...
March 04, 2012
My # 1 favorite book
February 21, 2012
Amazing how Juls Verne could foretell the future. Fun read.
February 20, 2012
Jose Eduardo Ventura
February 03, 2012
December 09, 2011
The book was a good book I liked itt
December 07, 2011
Classic, must read!
August 04, 2011
For me the best book!