The story is told by Professor Aronnax, who agrees to investigate a series of attacks by a mysterious sea monster. He joins the crew of the ship Abraham Lincoln. The men encounter what they believe is the monster, but turns out to be a large, state-of-the-art submarine, the Nautilus. Aronnax and a hot tempered harpoonist, Ned Land, are imprisoned on this vessel, captained by the misanthropic recluse, Nemo. Nemo takes them around the world. Verne's descriptions of the underwater world, with its exotic creatures and sunken ships, shine.
This is an all time classic tale, it is the one for which Jules Verne is perhaps most famous.
Captain Nemo is a complex character that is both lovable and frightening. One is never sure if he is insane or passionate. The story explores not only the ocean, but the depths of one's self.
Advice for any reader is: feel free to skip some paragraphs. To make the story seem more real, Jules Verne added a TON of scientific details. He literally lists ALL the fish he saw. Unless you are a Marine Biologist, you will find these paragraphs totally pointless.
Other than that, don't skip anything because the story is full of detail that really makes you think! A definite MUST READ.
Book in very good condition.