In an age that has seen the wildest speculations of science become reality, Jules Verne is regarded as both a technological prophet and one of the most exciting masters of imagination the world has ever known. Of all his novels, none is more compelling and thrilling than 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This extraordinary voyage into the depths of the unknown aboard the legendary submarine Nautilus—commanded by the brilliant, tragic Captain Nemo—explores both the incredible possibilities of science and the twisted labyrinth of the human mind. The novel stands as science raised to the level of literature and remains a vivid expression of a new era of technological advancement and humanity's place within that world.
This particular edition boasts a handsome exterior and two special essays by Matthew Booth ("The Masterpiece of the Masterpieces: An Examination of the Nautilus") and David Stuart Davies ("Jules Verne - The Founding Father of Science Fiction"). It also provides a list of principle characters in the story, a Jules Verne timeline, and a map showing the route of the Nautilus. Finally, it includes two short stories by Verne: A Winter in the Ice and Master Zacharias. It does not include illustrations, nor does it clearly state its translator.
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