By Jules Verne
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Widely considered as the daddy of contemporary technology fiction, Jules Verne wrote greater than seventy books and created 1000's of memorable characters. His preferred novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues below the Sea, is not just a super piece of medical prophecy, but in addition an exciting tale with tremendous, refined characterizations.
The yr is 1866 and the Pacific Ocean is being terrorized through a dangerous sea monster. The U.S. govt dispatches marine-life professional Pierre Aronnax to enquire aboard the warship Abraham Lincoln. while the send is sunk via the mysterious creature, he and different survivors observe that the monster is in reality a fabulous submarine—the Nautilus—commanded by means of the bright yet sour Captain Nemo. Nemo refuses to permit his visitors go back to land, yet as an alternative taking them on a sequence of wonderful adventures during which they come across underwater forests, enormous clams, monster storms, large squid, treacherous polar ice and—most awesome of all—the incredible misplaced urban of Atlantis!
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