A review of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (by Jules Verne)

This is my favorite written work of Jules Verne. This book is a timeless classic that is sure to not disappoint science fiction fans. I loved how Jules Verne describes the setting of the characters,  and it’s an incredible read. There is never a dull moment, and there’s lots of adventure. Even though this book is based in the year 1866, you’ll be very surprised at how modern it seems.

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During the year 1866, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest to be a giant narwhal. The mysterious monster is responsible for attacking ships and sinking them. The United States government assembles an expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time, receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition which he accepts. Canadian whaler and master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax’s faithful servant Conseil are also brought aboard. They board a ship, and travel to the Pacific Ocean. There, they spot the huge creature in the ocean, and they try to kill it, but fail. They soon spot the animal again, and they discover what the creature really is.

I love Jules Verne, he was a brilliant writer, and he is known for packing his books with lots of adventure. This book is a fun, intriguing, and thought-provoking read. This novel was way ahead of its time, and it’s one of my favorite classics. This book would be perfect for readers who enjoy sci-fi, classics, or fiction.

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