The Extraordinary Journeys

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Verne’s classic tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine the Nautilus has left a profound mark on the twentieth century. Its themes are universal, its style humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly.

ISBN: 9780198818649 Author: Tester, Verne Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 25th April 2019 Imprint: Oxford University Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 843.8 (edition:23) Pages: xlii, 419 Language: English Edition: First edition Readership: / Code: Category: Subjects: , , , ,

‘I am going to sink it.”You are not!”I am,’ he coldly replied. ‘Do not take it on yourself to judge me, monsieur.’French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, but discovers instead the Nautilus, a self-contained world built by its enigmatic captain. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater realms of the globe, undergo a transcendental experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. Nemo’s mission is finally revealed to be a violent one-and his methods coldly efficient. Verne’s classic novel has left a profound mark on subsequent centuries. Its themes are universal, its style alternately humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly. This new and unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the range of this seminal work. The volume also contains unpublished information about the novel’s inception.

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