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Science and adventure are electrifying accomplices in Jules Verne's classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This epic and enduring tale anticipates not just wonders such as electric light and submarine navigation, but the obsession with technology and travel that today so shapes our lives. It is Verne's inspired foresight, combined with his extraordinary talent for storytelling, that continue to make this novel such a compelling read. This is the original 1948 artwork behind a handsome painted cover.
Even though H.C. Kieferwas not one of the company’s most dynamic artists, here he did an excellent job of capturing the mystery and adventure of the story. Our storyteller is saved from a watery grave by Nemo, but then must realize that he is the captive of a brilliant scientist and inventor, but also a madman who thinks nothing of sending ships and their passengers to their deaths. Our central player goes from neutral observer, to an admirer of Nemo, to appalled witness, to motivated enemy, who must risk his life to stop the carnage.
The excitement this adventure, written in the 1860s, caused around the world when it was first published can still be very easily imagined in the twenty-first century.
Includes six prose pages, a bio of Verne, a look at the technology predictions of this amazing story, an essay on the villain, Captain Nemo, and study questions.
- Additional Information
Item Code CLA26 Publisher Classic Comic Store Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781906814526 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 6x9 # Pages 48pg Color Full Color