20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne

  • Release Date: 2015-06-12
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 289 Ratings


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870. It is about the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax.


  • Dory, where’s Nemo

    By cruz77777777
    Replete with pedagogic taxonomical nomenclature, unprecedented holarctic escapades, unhinging fraternal camaraderie, and comical persiflage this novel is apodictically an indispensable read for seafaring adventure seekers.
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    By Fallen Elm Tree
    At times a confusing story of men imprisoned at sea by Captain Nemo. Their imprisonment was more of an educational adventure that benefits were felt throughout the story. Either way a fun story to read.
  • Very descriptive and imaginative, but not much of a story

    By gv1031
    Overall, I loved the writing style and the descriptions were so vivid, it felt like I was there. However, there are large parts of the book (whole chapters even) I would skip over where there would be monotonous descriptions of marine life or historical events that had no bearing on the story. It was probably a ground breaking novel of its time, but definitely did not live up to expectations. Don’t expect there to be any satisfying resolution to plot threads that are brought up.
  • I loved it

    By M Spann
    Finished it within a week couldn’t be more excited to turn chapters 😊💕
  • Excellent but at times plodding

    By SARivers
    A timeless classic, but at times it gets bogged down in unnecessarily long lists and detailed scientific descriptions of various forms of sea life. But, still, a fun read which inspires me plan my next scuba vacation!
  • Great Book to Teach your children to read.

    By Bert.B.Well
    Read it in 1978, at age 6. Mom used it to teach me how to read; Loved Jules Verne ever since.
  • Messed up formatting

    By NoahRosenrosen
    Right now the outside margins are set super high so there’s hardly any text on a page. Hope they get this fixed so I can read the expensive book I paid for ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Crazy, interesting, sometimes frightening story

    By Shifty_K
    Now that I have finally finished this book, I must say that I am really surprised with how it ended. How I long to have explored the Nautilus and the sea with our three main characters! It requires a bit of patience to read due to the long descriptions of certain observations, but once one gets through them, the tale moves forward again at a pretty good pace.
  • Boring

    By bdjdhddjjdjd
    This was the most boring book I’ve attempted to read
  • Great adventure; poor edition

    By Stacianator
    Great story! But this edition seems to have some errors. Some simple editing mistakes and one misplaced chapter. What is marked and placed as Chapter 9 should actually be 13, I believe.