20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne; Anthony Bonner (Translator); Ray Bradbury (Introduction by)

Bantam Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553212525, 437pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1985

An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention -- a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole . . .as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society.

More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this classic novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the inventions and advanced technology of the twentieth century and has become a literary stepping-stone for generations of science fiction writers.