Category Archives: Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

The Brash American As Seen By Verne

  Verne calls the ship that tries to catch the creature, the Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States from 1861-1865, presided over the American Civil War and is credited with preserving the Union. He was assassinated in April, 1865–one year before the book begins. The captain of the Abraham Lincoln, Farragut, is named for a Union …

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Jules Verne Takes Us On A Wild Ride

  On June 30 (I am surprised with all of the nautical details that Verne is not better at the chronology of his book) Land impresses the crew and Aronnax when he harpoons two whales at the request of another ship. His prowess makes Aronnax believe that he will be successful in capturing the monster. …

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The USS Nautilus Commissioned

  The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U.S. Navy. The Nautilus, named for Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea creation, was constructed under the direction of U.S. Navy Captain Hyman G. Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the U.S. atomic program in 1946. In 1947, he was put in charge of …

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Aboard The Abraham Lincoln

  Aronnax is now aboard the Abraham Lincoln and on his way to find a monster. We find some interesting character analysis by Jules Verne as we venture into these two chapters. The narrator describes Captain Farragut as a good sailor who was one with the Abraham Lincoln. He is led by his faith that …

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A Writer’s Knack for Detail Sets Him Apart

  Jules Verne has a knack for details. Truly throughout the entire first two chapters I am blow away by the detail he provides. It feels more like you are reading a history book than fiction and that is truly the gift of a very good writer. The second chapter is really a chapter filled …

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The Humor of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

So, I said it before I even started the book, I am not a sea faring human being.  Nope these legs stay firmly placed on land.  Therefore I do not understand the pull of the sea.  Every single direction, measurement, or shipping company just flowed past my eyes as if I was reading Latin.  While …

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Here’s Look At You Jules Verne

  You know I like to start books off by knowing a little about the history of the author. So here it is, the list of things to know about Jules Verne. 1. He published at least 1 book for every single year for over 40 years. These range from fiction to scietific in nature. …

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A New Book A New Theme

  Today we begin a new book.  Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.  Now, I will just begin by saying that I have never been on a boat.  Besides a pontoon boat on a small lake, I have never actually been sailing.  I know nothing about a boat, nautical directions, or the ocean in …

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