By Jules Verne
An American frigate, monitoring down a ship-sinking monster, faces no longer a dwelling creature yet a huge invention -- a beautiful submarine commanded through the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves simply 3 survivors, who locate themselves prisoners within Nemo's dying send on an underwater odyssey all over the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy risks of the South Pole . . .as Captain Nemo, one of many maximum villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society.
More than a marvelously exciting drama, this vintage novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the innovations and complicated expertise of the 20th century and has turn into a literary stepping-stone for generations of technology fiction writers.
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Pop McFang bared his teeth in a sigh of sadness at having to eject Leander from the game, and wept openly when they removed his fingers from Leander's throat so that the ejection could be carried through. My friend, Leander was never the same again. I had thought, naturally, that he would find escape in drink, and become a stern and thoughtful wino. I would have understood that. He sank lower than that, however. He turned to his studies. Under the contemptuous, and even sometimes pitying, eyes of his schoolmates, he slunk from lecture to lecture, buried his head in books, and receded into the dank depths of scholarship.