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 to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, master harpoonist Ned Land, and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil join the expedition.
After much fruitless searching, the monster is found, and the ship charges into battle. During the fight, the ship's steering is damaged, and the three men are thrown overboard. They find themselves stranded on the "hide" of the creature, only to discover to their surprise that it is a large metal construct. They are quickly captured and brought inside the vessel, where they meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo.
Jules Verne Jule's Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth is a science fiction classic. Volcanic tubes bring intrepid travelers toward the center of the Earth, where they encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals.
Jules Verne This is a classic adventure tale set far down in the briny deep. Captain Nemo hunts the terrifying and mysterious monster that has already wrecked ships which disturbed its slumber. A scary, illuminating, and exciting listen for all ages, this story has achieved almost mythical status, and Jules Verne's great writing style makes the truly unbelievable seem entirely feasible: and utterly absorbing.
Jules Verne Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. One of Verne's most acclaimed works.
Jules Verne The year 1866 was marked by a unique incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon, and rumors agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, especially seafaring men. 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 threatened by "an enormous thing": a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale. Then, Captain Nemo decided to allow his submarine, the Nautilus, to be drafted into service on a hunt ahead of its time.
Jules Verne Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre and is best known for his books Journey to the Center of the Earth and Around the World in Eighty Days.Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic in which Verne prophesized many modern uses of the submarine. The story concerns the now famous fictional character Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. Over the years there have been many film, TV, and theatrical adaptations and variations of the book.
Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of literature’s earliest works of science fiction. It vividly animates a fantastical subterranean world as an intrepid crew, led by the eccentric Otto Lidenbrock, traverses the planet’s core and its various bizarre obstacles: giant mushrooms and insects, a herd of mastodons, prehistoric humans, a treacherous pit of magma, and more.
Tim Curry, narrator of the customer favorite A Christmas Carol, returns for an encore performance that delivers a range of distinct character voices and captures the energy and enthusiasm of a time when scientific exploration was a brand new adventure.
Jules Verne From the pioneer of the Science Fiction genre, French author Jules Verne has created a masterpiece of adventure fiction.
Set in 1872, Around the World in 80 Days tells the extraordinary and wonderful adventures of Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout, who set out to win a £20,000 bet to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) is the second most translated author of all time.
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Jules Verne Las aventuras alrededor del mundo de un ingles. A Julio Verne le consideran como uno de los precursores de la novela de ficcion cientifica, por que escribio sobre temas como los viajes submarinos o la llegada a la luna, que en esos tiempos eran casi un imposible. Pero lo mas imposible de todo era hacer un viaje alrededor del mundo en poco menos de tres meses, mas cuando el viajero tiene que atravesar sitios salvajes perseguido por la policia y por eso las aventuras de Phileas Fogg, el caballero ingles que logro esa hazana, se convirtieron inmediatamente en la obra mas popular de Julio Verne. Aun hoy dia, cuando se puede dar la vuelta al mundo en una horas, ese libro sigue siendo popular, lo cual es un homenaje a las cualidades narrativas de Verne, que incluso han sido llevadas al cine.
Jules Verne Geologist Otto Lidenbrock is perusing an ancient Icelandic manuscript when he discovers a mysterious encrypted note. The message reveals the account of a sixteenth-century explorer who claims to have found a passageway to the center of the earth. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the impetuous professor, together with his quaking nephew, Axel, and their devoted guide, Hans, sets off immediately for Iceland. Descending through the belly of a volcano into the bowels of the earth, they discover an astonishing subterranean world of prehistoric proportions.
A classic of science fiction that helped give birth to the genre, this imaginative speculation on the earth's nature is both a rousing adventure story and an apt portrait of the psychology of the questing scientist.