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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
by Jules Verne | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 4/19/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7 out of 10

I found this fair-condition 1956 hardcover, complete with hand-colored illustrations by Edward A. Wilson, at a local Savers thrift shop, and had to nab it for another release copy of this classic! I do recommend it; it's certainly one of the foundation novels of SF in general, never mind of the steampunk genre!

Verne was one of the fathers of science fiction, and while some aspects of his stories seem dated others are still intriguing; and of course his character Captain Nemo has become one of the great fictional characters of all time, showing up as a reference or sometimes in person in a great many other works. And despite all this literary heritage, it's still a ripping good yarn in its own right - even if, at times, it seems that Professor Aronnax really wants to itemize every single fish, plant, and cephalopod in the world's oceans!

[For fun and trivia, there's an extensive TV Tropes page on the book, with some notes on the campy-but-fun 1954 film adaptation.] 

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Nubble Rd in York, Maine USA on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Nubble Rd in York, Maine USA


I left the book in this handsome seaside LFL (now open for the summer) on this raw, rainy day. Hope the finder enjoys it!

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