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The great underwater adventure story by the 'Father of Science Fiction'

'Immediately a long tentacle reached in through the opening like a snake, and a score of others waved about above it'

At first they think it is a giant sea monster - a vast black object, menacing the oceans and causing panic over the world. Yet when Professor Aronnax joins an expedition to hunt down the creature, he and his two companions discover it is a giant submarine, the Nautilus. Captured and held prisoner on board by its captain, Nemo - unpredictable, enigmatic, exiled from humanity - they have no choice but to travel the underwater depths with him, encountering coral reefs, polar ice, the city of Atlantis and a terrifying giant squid that tries to drag the Nautilus down into the deep. Combining thrilling adventure with scientific facts and a wonder at the natural world, Jules Verne's most enduringly popular novel is brought to life in David Coward's vivid new translation.

Translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward

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  • Paperback

    9780141394930

    July 16, 2018

    Penguin Classics

    528 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099528531

    June 1, 2011

    Vintage Classics

    176 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140367218

    August 25, 1994

    Puffin Modern Classics

    288 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    Jules Verne

    EBook

    9780141394947

    April 27, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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  • EBook

    9781446476352

    July 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    176 pages

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