Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Paperback)
Verne’s timeless underwater adventure story, now available in a new translation as a Penguin Classics black spine.
In this thrilling adventure tale by the father of science fiction, three men embark on an epic journey under the sea with the mysterious Captain Nemo aboard his submarine, the Nautilus. Over the course of their fantastical voyage, they encounter the lost city of Atlantis, the South Pole, and the corals of the Red Sea. Along the way, they must battle countless adversaries both human and monstrous. This triumphant work of the imagination shows the limitless possibilities of science and the dark depths of the human mind.
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About the Author
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French author and a pioneer of the science-fiction genre. His novels include Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869–70), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
David Coward (translator) is emeritus professor of French at the University of Leeds. He has translated numerous French classics, including Molière’s plays, Simenon’s novels, and Albert Cohen’s Belle du Seigneur, for which he was awarded the Scott-Moncrieff prize in 1996.