Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.
It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of a true original, Jules Verne, author of Around The World In Eighty Days, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, From The Earth to the Moon, The Mysterious Island, and countless other literary masterpieces.
Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1869.
● Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: Jules Verne: Moments in Time and Space. A Cultural and Historical Perspective of the author’s life, by Pima Eccleston.
The appearance of this sumptuously produced twenty-first century edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea will delight the countless admirers of Jules Verne.
JULES VERNE, often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction,” wrote his first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, at the age of 35. He went on to be the second most translated author on earth, (after Agatha Christie), writing books about a variety of innovations and technological advancements years before they became practical realities.
PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, The Deposition, and Vincent Van Gogh: Madness And Magic.