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By Jules Verne

ISBN-10: 1466803533

ISBN-13: 9781466803534

This version of 20,000 Leagues below the ocean encompasses a Foreword and Afterword through T. A. Barron.

Jules Verne is taken into account the "Father of technology Fiction" as a result of the strength of this--his most famed novel.

"The yr 1866 was once signalised by means of a notable incident, a mysterious and confusing phenomenon, which no doubt not anyone has but forgotten. let alone rumours which agitated the maritime inhabitants and excited the general public brain, even within the inside of continents, seafaring males have been rather excited. retailers, universal sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, either one of Europe and the US, naval officials of all international locations, and the Goverments of a number of States on continents, have been deeply drawn to the matter.

For long ago vessels have been met via 'an huge, immense thing,' a protracted item, spindle-shaped, occationally phosphorescent, and infinitely better and extra fast in its activities than a whale."

It is that this "something" that Professor Aronnaz units out to encounter--and therefore starts off the main wonderful underwater trip ever. From Atlantis to the South Pole, the reader is taken via risks, surprises, and the unsurpassed majesty of the marine international.

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She was affected so strongly that she could scarcely keep from weeping aloud. 舡 The significance of this vision does not lie in the literal body it so vividly describes. Stowe may see the 舠cut and bleeding舡 body of the 舠poor black man,舡 but this is a sight the novel denies to its readers. After Simon Legree knocks Uncle Tom to the ground, there appear three asterisks and then the novel舗s famous refusal to describe the torture that ensues: 舠What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear舡 (p.

Henry David Thoreau went so far, in his 舠Slavery in Massachusetts舡 (1854), as to argue that the damage the new fugitive slave law did to northern law constituted a form of slavery. Disgusted that his fellow citizens were busily protesting the extension of slavery to the Kansas and Nebraska territories while blithely ignoring the unfettered power now exercised by slave catchers in their own state, Thoreau famously announced, 舠There is not one slave in Nebraska; there are perhaps a million slaves in Massachusetts舡 (1854).

That the new fugitive slave law should galvanize existing antislavery activists and recruit many more people to their ranks is not surprising, for antislavery activism tended to increase at moments when slave law was seen as imposing itself on the citizens of free states. The first such moment was the killing of Elijah Lovejoy, the most prominent martyr to the cause until John Brown. Lovejoy was the editor of an abolitionist newspaper in Illinois, and he was killed in November of 1837 while defending his printing press from an angry mob.

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