20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

By Jules Verne

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

Jules Verne is taken into account the "Father of technological know-how Fiction" due to the strength of this--his most renowned novel.

"The 12 months 1866 used to be signalised by means of a notable incident, a mysterious and complicated phenomenon, which no 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 really excited. retailers, universal sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, either one of Europe and the United States, naval officials of all nations, and the Goverments of a number of States on continents, have been deeply attracted to the matter.

For in the past vessels were met via 'an huge, immense thing,' an extended item, spindle-shaped, occationally phosphorescent, and infinitely higher and extra swift in its activities than a whale."

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

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The spiritual ferment of the Concord group found expression in Emerson’s first significant work, the essay “Nature” (1836), in which he sketched the ideas that his later writings were to elaborate: “The use of natural history is to give us aid in supernatural history: the use of the outer creation, to give us language for the beings and changes of the inward creation…. ” This was followed by two profoundly influential orations, “The American Scholar,” a powerful statement of individualism, and “The Harvard Divinity School Address,” whose unorthodox religious views created a scandal: “Historical Christianity has fallen into the error that corrupts all attempts to communicate religion….

1. Words are signs of natural facts. The use of natural history is to give us aid in supernatural history; the use of the outer creation, to give us language for the beings and changes of the inward creation. Every word which is used to express a moral or intellectual fact, if traced to its root, is found to be borrowed from some material appearance. Right means straight; wrong means twisted; Spirit primarily means wind; transgression, the crossing of a line; supercilious, the raising of the eyebrow.

All those things for which men plough, build, or sail, obey virtue;” said Sallust. ” So are the sun and moon and all the stars of heaven. When a noble act is done—perchance in a scene of great natural beauty; when Leónidas and his three hundred martyrs consume one day in dying, and the sun and moon come each and look at them once in the steep defile of Thermopylae; when Arnold Winkelried, in the high Alps, under the shadow of the avalanche, gathers in his side a sheaf of Austrian spears to break the line for his comrades; are not these heroes entitled to add the beauty of the scene to the beauty of the deed?

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