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Sent to research mysterious encounters that are disrupting international shipping, Professor Aronnax, his servant Conseil, and disgruntled harpooner Ned Land are captured when their frigate is sunk during an encounter with the “monster,” the submarine Nautilus and its eccentric Captain Nemo offer endless fascination and danger to the professor and his companions as they are swept along on a year-long underwater journey.
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Excerpt from the book 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
It was discussed warmly which gave it a high reputation. It rallied round it a particular number of partisans. The answer it proposed gave, at least, full liberty to the imagination. In great conceptions of supernatural beings, the human mind delights. And therefore the sea is precisely their best vehicle, the only medium through which these giants are often produced or developed (against which terrestrial animals, like elephants or rhinoceroses, are as nothing).
The industrial and commercial papers treated the question chiefly from now of view. The Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, Lloyd’s List, the Packet-Boat, and therefore the Maritime and Colonial Review, all papers dedicated to insurance companies which threatened to boost their rates of premium, were unanimous on now. Popular opinion had been pronounced. Us were the primary within the field; and in any, they made preparations for an expedition destined to pursue this narwhal. A frigate of great speed, the Lincoln, was put in comm