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Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is an epic and enduring tale of science and adventure which anticipates not just wonders such as electric light and submarine navigation, but the obsession with technology and travel, which still shapes our lives today. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition is a handsome pocket-sized edition that features gilded edges, a cloth-bound imprinted hardcover binding with dust jacket, and a ribbon marker. Illustrated by the French painter Édouard Riou, and an afterward by Ned Halley. Measures 4" x 6", 536 pages. Hardcover.
Vendor: MacMillan Collector's Library
Publication Date: 2017
Series: Macmillian Collector's Library
Science and adventure are electrifying accomplices in Jules Verne's classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. This epic and enduring tale anticipates not just wonders such as electric light and submarine navigation, but the obsession with technology and travel that today so shapes our lives. It is Verne's inspired foresight, combined with his extraordinary talent for storytelling, that continue to make this novel such a compelling read. The excitement this adventure caused around the world when it was first published 150 years ago can still be very easily imagined indeed in the 21st century.
Illustrated by Edouard Riou, with an Afterword by David Stuart Davies.
Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.