Verne, Jules

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)


A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations and an ocean liner is damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, happens to be in New York at the time and is a recognized expert in his field. He is issued a last-minute invitation to join the expedition, and he accepts.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax.

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