Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Original title: Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers (1869–1870).
A mission to rid the seas of a monster becomes a nightmare for Professor Aronnax and harpooner Neil Land when they become prisoners of the "monster" itself – a spectacular submarine commanded by Captain Nemo. The marvels of their underwater journey soon distract them from their worries – the professor, at least, wouldn't have missed this voyage for the world!
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869–1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and The Mysterious Island (1875).
Jules Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. Consequently he is often referred to as the "Father of science fiction", along with H. G. Wells. Verne is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie, with 4162 translations, according to Index Translationum. Some of his works have been made into films.