20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA & AROUND THE MOON ~ JULES VERNE ~ VINTAGE 1965 HC with FOREWORD by ISAAC ASIMOV in excellence condition
A classic, brilliantly accurate account of undersea travel, written decades before the first submarine actually ventured down into the ocean's depths, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is Jules Verne's most popular scientific adventure.
From his rich imagination, the French writer fashioned the story of the mysterious Captain Nemo, whose submarine, the Nautilus, undertook a perilous and fascinating journey from the coral reefs of the South Pacific to the polar ice caps.
Equally prophetic, equally related to today's world of scientific wonder is Around The Moon, Verne's narrative of a trip into outer space, when space travel by rocket seemed a fantastic dream. These two great stories established Jules Verne as the "father of science fiction," as Isaac Asimov points out in his illuminating foreword.
Today, most of the fantastic events Verne prophesied have come to pass. Yet his pioneering visions of travel to the most mysterious regions of our universe remain breathlessly suspenseful and exciting fare for young readers. 558pp A physical description follows...