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By Jules Verne

ISBN-10: 1466803533

ISBN-13: 9781466803534

This version of 20,000 Leagues below the ocean features a Foreword and Afterword by means of T. A. Barron.

Jules Verne is taken into account the "Father of technological know-how Fiction" end result of the energy of this--his most famed novel.

"The yr 1866 was once signalised by way of a notable incident, a mysterious and perplexing phenomenon, which without 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 USA, naval officials of all nations, and the Goverments of a number of States on continents, have been deeply drawn to the matter.

For long ago vessels were met by way of 'an huge, immense thing,' an extended item, spindle-shaped, occationally phosphorescent, and infinitely better and extra swift in its routine than a whale."

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

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1887 Little Novels, an anthology of short stories, is published. ArthurConan Doyle publishes his first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet. 1888 The Legacy of Cain is published in serial and book form. Jack the Ripper begins killing women in London. 1889 After years of serious illness and laudanum addiction, Wilkie Collins suffers a stroke in June. He dies on September 23. 1895 Caroline Graves dies and is buried alongside Collins. 1919 Martha Rudd dies. 1999 Collins舗s first, previously rejected novel, IɃlani, is published.

Many reviewers found Fosco舗s obesity, along with his curious physical desires舒his childish sweet tooth and his tactile fondness for his odd personal menagerie舒a masterstroke of characterization. 舡 We have as Fosco舗s polar opposite in effectiveness our unnaturally patient heroine, Laura Fairlie. Walter舗s first besotted description of his lovely charge begins with a very peculiar emphasis on her facial features and the small ways in which they deviate from an aesthetically ideal feminine visage. Walter adores them anyway, but curiously he invites us to fill what he implies is Laura舗s blankness (which thereafter becomes institutionalized in the plot) with our own memories of our first great love.

The Story continued by Eliza Michelson, Housekeeper at Blackwater Park. I II The Story Continued in Several Narratives. I. The Narrative of Hester Pinhorn, Cook in the Service of Count Fosco. 2. The Narrative of the Doctor. 3. The Narrative of Jane Gould. 4. The Narrative of the Tombstone. 5. The Narrative of Walter Hartright. THE THIRD EPOCH The Story continued by Walter Hartright. I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI I II III IV V VI VII I II III ENDNOTES INSPIRED BY THE WOMAN IN WHITE COMMENTS & QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING FROM THE PAGES OF THE WOMAN IN WHITE This is the story of what a Woman舗s patience can endure, and what a Man舗s resolution can achieve.

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