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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne
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The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the Governments of several States on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter. For some time past vessels had been met by "an enormous thing," a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale. The facts relating to this apparition (entered in various log-books) agreed in most respects as to the shape of the object or creature in question, the untiring rapidity of its movements, its surprising power of locomotion, and the peculiar life with which it seemed endowed. If it was a whale, it surpassed in size all those hitherto classified in science. Taking into consideration the mean of observations made at divers times—rejecting the timid estimate of those who assigned to this object a length of two hundred feet, equally with the exaggerated opinions which set it down as a mile in width and three in length—we might fairly conclude that this mysterious being surpassed greatly all dimensions admitted by the learned ones of the day, if it existed at all. And that it DID exist was an undeniable fact; and, with that tendency which disposes the human mind in favour of the marvellous, we can understand the excitement produced in the entire world by this supernatural apparition. As to classing it in the list of fables, the idea was out of the question. On the 20th of July, 1866, the steamer Governor Higginson, of the Calcutta and Burnach Steam Navigation Company, had met this moving mass five miles off the east coast of Australia. Captain Baker thought at first that he was in the presence of an unknown sandbank; he even prepared to determine its exact position when two columns of water, projected by the mysterious object, shot with a hissing noise a hundred and fifty feet up into the air. Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour. Similar facts were observed on the 23rd of July in the same year, in the Pacific Ocean, by the Columbus, of the West India and Pacific Steam Navigation Company. But this extraordinary creature could transport itself from one place to another with surprising velocity; as, in an interval of three days, the Governor Higginson and the Columbus had observed it at two different points of the chart, separated by a distance of more than seven hundred nautical leagues.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is one of the most thrilling books ever wrote…but it’s also difficult for some younger readers. This book takes the classic novels and retells it for modern readers as a beginning reader chapter book! The story tells of the adventures of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus in a way that beginning readers can understand. KidLit-O’s newest series helps introduce younger readers to classic works of literature by retelling them as beginning reader chapter books.

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Some critics claim that Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, published in 1870, is Jules Verne’s masterpiece. The novel is narrated by Professor Pierre Aronnax of the Paris Museum of Natural History. It is set in the year 1866 (Verne was already working on the manuscript at that time) and the world of the sea is in the news with the supposed sightings of a sea monster that is much too large and fast to be a whale. When a boat is damaged, apparently by the sea monster, Aronnax, while on a researching assignment in New York is asked by the United States government to help track down the monster. Aronnax (illustrations of Aronnax in the original edition look very much like Verne) takes his loyal Belgian valet (Conseil) with him – both Aronnax and Conseil are men of science – cool, rational, and possessing encyclopaedic knowledge of the sea. Ned Land serves as their foil – a passionate and foolhardy harpooner from Canada. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Illustrated (original illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville)

By Jules Verne
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  • Book Code : 8074844498
  • Total of Pages : 468
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Twenty Thousand (20,000) Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. As the story begins in 1866, a mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time and is a recognized expert in his field, is issued a last-minute invitation to join the expedition, and he accepts. This ebook edition contains all 70 original illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou.

The Collected Works of Jules Verne in English

By Jules Verne
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  • Book Code : 8026804651
  • Total of Pages : 4657
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Collected Works of Jules Verne in English” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: Five Weeks In A Balloon - 1863 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 1864 The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - 1864 From The Earth To The Moon - 1865 In Search Of The Castaways - 1865 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1869 Around The Moon - 1869 Around The World In Eighty Days - 1872 The Fur Country - 1872 The Mysterious Island - 1874 The Survivors Of The Chancellor - 1874 Michael Strogoff - 1876 Off On A Comet - 1877 The Underground City (or The Child of the Cavern) - 1877 Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen - 1878 Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon - 1881 Godfrey Morgan - 1882 Robur The Conqueror - 1886 The Purchase of the North Pole (or Topsy-Turvy) - 1889 The Adventures Of A Special Correspondent (or Claudius Bombarnac) - 1893 Facing The Flag - 1896 An Antarctic Mystery - 1897 The Master Of The World - 1904 Novellas & Stories: A Voyage In A Balloon (Or A Drama In The Air) - 1851 Master Zacharius Or The Clockmaker Who Lost His Soul - 1854 A Winter Amid The Ice - 1855 The Blockade Runners - 1871 Doctor Ox’s Experiment (Or A Fantasy Of Dr Ox) - 1872 In The Year 2889 – 1889 Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction. A true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long before any navigable or practical craft were invented. Verne wrote over 50 novels and numerous short stories.

The Collected Novels of Jules Verne in English

By Jules Verne
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  • Book Code : 8026804694
  • Total of Pages : 1457
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Collected Novels of Jules Verne in English” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Five Weeks In A Balloon - 1863 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 1864 The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - 1864 From The Earth To The Moon - 1865 In Search Of The Castaways - 1865 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1869 Around The Moon - 1869 Around The World In Eighty Days - 1872 The Fur Country - 1872 The Mysterious Island - 1874 The Survivors Of The Chancellor - 1874 Michael Strogoff - 1876 Off On A Comet - 1877 The Underground City (or The Child of the Cavern) - 1877 Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen - 1878 Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon - 1881 Godfrey Morgan - 1882 Robur The Conqueror - 1886 The Purchase of the North Pole (or Topsy-Turvy) - 1889 The Adventures Of A Special Correspondent (or Claudius Bombarnac) - 1893 Facing The Flag - 1896 An Antarctic Mystery - 1897 The Master Of The World - 1904 Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Hollywood Presents Jules Verne

By Brian Taves
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813161134
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days, the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon, and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth. One of the most widely translated authors of all time, Verne has inspired filmmakers since the early silent period and continues to fascinate audiences more than one hundred years after his works were first published. His riveting plots and vivid descriptions easily transform into compelling scripts and dramatic visual compositions. In Hollywood Presents Jules Verne, Brian Taves investigates the indelible mark that the author has left on English-language cinema. Adaptations of Verne's tales have taken many forms -- early movie shorts, serials, feature films, miniseries, and television shows -- and have been produced as both animated and live-action films. Taves illuminates how, as these stories have been made and remade over the years, each new adaptation looks back not only to Verne's words but also to previous screen incarnations. He also examines how generations of actors have portrayed iconic characters such as Phileas Fogg and Captain Nemo, and how these figures are treated in pastiches such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012). Investigating the biggest box-office hits as well as lower-budget productions, this comprehensive study will appeal not only to fans of the writer's work but also to readers interested in the ever-changing relationship between literature, theater, and film.

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Around the World in 80 Days, From the Earth to the Moon, The Mysterious Island & Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

By Jules Verne
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  • Book Code : 8026804732
  • Total of Pages : 2150
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This carefully crafted ebook: “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Around the World in 80 Days, From the Earth to the Moon, The Mysterious Island & Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Writing in France in the nineteenth century, Jules Verne was fascinated by adventure and exploration. Collecting "A Journey to the Center of the Earth", "Around the World in 80 Days", "From the Earth to the Moon", "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Mysterious Island", this omnibus offers a unique compilation of five of Verne's Voyages, stories in which he extrapolated developing technology and invention into marvellous fiction. This volume offers readers a generous introduction to Jules Verne, whose books are as alive today as they were for readers new to the ideas expressed in them during his time. Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

The Mysterious Science of the Sea, 1775–1943

By Natascha Adamowsky
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131731719X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Science
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The depths of the oceans are the last example of terra incognita on earth. Adamowsky presents a study of the sea, arguing that – contrary to popular belief – post-Enlightenment discourse on the sea was still subject to mystery and wonder, and not wholly rationalized by science.

From the Earth to the Moon : Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes and a Trip Round It

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : SCRIBNER, ARMSTRONG & COMPANY.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 354
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From the Earth to the Moon : Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes and a Trip Round It This book include Jules Verne’s biography and his works. From the Earth to the Moon is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons aficionados, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people — the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet — in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing. An old enemy of Barbicane, a Captain Nicholl of Philadelphia, designer of plate armor, declares that the enterprise is absurd and makes a series of bets with Barbicane, each of them of increasing amount over the impossibility of such feat. During a meeting between Ardan, the Gun Club, and the inhabitants of Florida, Nicholl appears and challenges Barbicane to a duel. The duel is stopped when Ardan—having been warned by J. T. Maston, secretary of the Gun Club—meets the rivals in the forest where they have agreed to duel. Meanwhile, Barbicane finds the solution to the problem of surviving the incredible acceleration that the explosion would cause. Ardan suggests that Barbicane and Nicholl travel with him in the projectile, and the offer is accepted. In the end, the projectile is successfully launched, but the destinies of the three astronauts are left inconclusive. The sequel, Around the Moon, deals with what happens to the three men in their travel from the earth to the moon.

Around the World in 80 Days

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9354860672
  • Total of Pages : 147
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‘Around the world in Eighty days’ was published in 1873. It is an adventure novel by the French writer, Jules Verne. It was first published in French. The book is one of Verne’s most acclaimed works. Jules Verne (8th February 1828 – 24th March 1905) was French novelist, poet, and playwright. In his credit, a series of bestselling novels are there, such as Voyage extraordinaries, Journey to the center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas. Each novel is well documented. Besides novels, he also wrote numerous plays, short stories, autobiographical accounts, poetry, and songs. He has been the second most translated author in the world. He has sometimes been called the ‘Father of Science Fiction’. The story starts with Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valot Passe-partout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80-days. It starts from London Fogg is a member of the Reform club where he use to spend most of his social life. Once at the Reform Club, there is a situation that, is it possible to travel around the world in 80-days? After reading in The Daily Telegraph that has a new rail road in India made it in 80-days. Fogg along with Passe-partout departs from London by train at 8:45 p.m. on 2nd October, so in order to win the bet he must come back to the club by the same time on 21st December, 80-days later. On the first destination where he reaches, starts bad omen. He takes up by the Police by mistake due to his face similarity with a criminal. After this, they come to India also, take a train from Bombay to Calcutta, then Allahabad. At one place they see a ‘Sati procession’ going on. They rescue the lady named Aouda. When they reach back to home. His apologies with her. But she confesses that she loves him and asks him to marry her. The story narrated a complete travelogue with all his experiences, makes the book very interesting. Fogg hurries to reach the Reform Club within time to meet his deadline to win the Money. After adjusting of his travel expenses from the prize money and he divides the left money between Passepartout and Fix, and marries Aouda.

Louis Althusser

By Luke Ferretter
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113433785X
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Best known for his theories of ideology and its impact on politics and culture, Louis Althusser revolutionized Marxist theory. His writing changed the face of literary and cultural studies, and continues to influence political modes of criticism such as feminism, postcolonialism and queer theory. Beginning with an introduction to the context of Marxist theory, this book goes on to explain: * how Althusser interpreted and developed Marx’s work * the political implications of reading * ideology and its significance for culture and criticism * Althusser’s aesthetic criticism of literature, theatre and art. Placing Althusser’s key ideas in the context of earlier Marxist thought, as well as tracing their development and impact, Luke Ferretter presents a wide-ranging yet accessible guide, ideal for those new to the work of this influential critical thinker.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

By Jules Verne
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  • Book Code : 9390960703
  • Total of Pages : 240
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‘Journey to the center of the Earth’ is a classic novel by Jules Verne (8th February 1828 – 24th March 1905). He was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Firstly, this classic science fiction novel was published in French in 1864. Verne’s innovation was the concept of prehistoric realm. Actually he developed a passion for travelling and adventure at an early age. He wrote a series of best-selling adventure novels. ‘Twenty thousand leagues under the Seas’, ‘Around the world in Eighty days’. It also includes– ‘Journey to center of the earth’, ‘From the earth to the moon’, ‘The mysterious island’, ‘Off on a comet’. Verne has put his best efforts for this novel’s distinction, based on well-researched victorian science. The journey begins in Hamburg, Germany, where Axel lives with his uncle. Its main theme is perseverance toward a larger goal, and the power of earth. The main character in the story revolves around Prof. Otto Lidenbrock, who believes there are volcanic tubes that reach to the center of the earth. So, he starts journey along with his nephew Axel and their guide Hans. On their way, there are many adventures and also many natural hazards. Many Hangers, including cave-ins, sub-polar tornadoes, an underground ocean, and interestingly imaginary prehistoric creatures. They get a code and start working on that. With their tireless efforts, they crack the codes and find a passage to the center of the earth via crater of Snaefells Jökull. They reach at the right crater, at the bottom of the crater they encounter with many dangers. Unfortunately they take a wrong turn where there is a scarcity of water. But their guide helps them by tapping into a stream of water. So, as such there are many interesting episodes during their journey. At one place they all get separated but due to acoustic phenomenon they reunite. Even they face a lightening storm also. As they are on raft. After spending so much of time their raft reverses its direction and rises inside a volcanic chimney that ultimately throws them into the open air. Though they all become unconscious. When they regain consciousness, they come to know that they have been ejected from a volcanic island located in Sicily. After this, they all (trio) return to Germany. Prof. Lidenbrock is welcomed as one of the great scientists of the day. To whom Axel married? And what happened to their guide, Hans? Everything will be revealed only after going through the complete novel. One of the best classic science fiction and adventure novel, full of innovations which will surely take everyone to the fantasy world.

A Tale of Two Cities and Around the World in 80 Days

By Charles Dickens and Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Fusion Books
  • Book Code : 9354862438
  • Total of Pages : 618
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A Tale of two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities', 'No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. Around the World in 80 Days Around the world in Eighty days was published in 1873. It is an adventure novel by the French writer, Jules Verne. It was first published in French. The book is one of Vernes most acclaimed works. Jules Verne (8th February 1828. 24th March 1905) was French novelist, poet, and playwright. In his credit, a series of novels are there, such as Voyage extraordinaries, Journey to the center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas. The story narrated a complete travelogue with all his experiences, makes the book very interesting. Fogg hurries to reach the Reform Club within time to meet his deadline to win the Money. After adjusting of his travel expenses from the prize money and he divides the left money between Passepartout and Fix, and marries Aouda.