Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
Professor Pierre Aronnax is part of a team sent to investigate reports of a sea monster�suspected to be a narwhal�off the coast of New York. They soon discover that the monster is in fact a submarine called the Nautilus, headed by Captain Nemo, an enigmatic man who has withdrawn from the world. When Arronnax and his team are taken prisoner by Nemo, the Nautilus heads into...more
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Professor Pierre Aronnax is sent out to the Atlantic Ocean to investigate and potentially kill an unknown monster suspected to be a large whale. His ship is punctured after hit by the unknown monster. During the commotion of the attack, he falls overboard. His assistant, Conseil, who follows him wherever he goes, Professor Arnnax, and Ned, a sailor find themselves floa ...more
Putting aside all the descriptions about the creatures of the deep oceans' world, I preferred to focus on the story and on the adventure. Firstly, it was easily imaginable to find myself inside the Nautilus, living each chapter along with the characters. The sea world ...more
It's just so amazing. It's like a visual adventure on par with James Cameron's Avatar, but with a good plot line you can remember.
The vibrant images the author summons and creates to describe this bizarre Beauty and the Beast underwater adventure are astounding. Furthermore Verne's use of scientific terminology and theory wrapped me up in the adventure of science fiction as well as enveloped me in the excitement of scientific discovery that the late 19th cen ...more
Being as hard as it was for me keep on reading I found myself let down by the ending which leaves too many thing unresolved and fe ...more
The book's biggest fault is its lengthy cataloguing of various flora and fauna that Arronax, the main character, discovers aboard the Nautillus. You could easily cut out 1/4 of the book's length, with all its biological references and the book would be greatly improved. The book reads a little bit like a National Geographic documentary: they travel to a given place, Arronax observes a bunch of animals and ...more
The French title of this novel is Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. This is accurately translated as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SEAS - rather than the SEA, as with many English editions. Verne's novel featu ...more
Nemo, captain of the Nautalis, was a wealthy man who didn't like the B.S. of life. So he shuns mankind and lives his life under the sea. The ship does not go unnoticed, however. People thought is was some kind of animal. So a professor from France, his servant, and a Canadian harpooner Ned Lander, fall of a ship in search for ...more
Because it bored me to tears. It's basically a biological travelogue where the main character talks about all the various fish and other sea critters he sees. If you're an oceanographer or biologist, it should be fascinating reading. But if you classify undersea critters as "whales, dolphins, fish, kelp, cephalopods, anemones, and crustaceans", then you're going to fall asleep reading this -- just like I did.
Yes, there were a few inter ...more
The ending seemed rushed almost, in my opinion, having waited throughout for just a glimpse of more information into the secret life of Captain Nemo I was really rather disappointed with the ending.
Worth reading? Yes - if you have nothing else to read currently. It's a ...more