The classic tale of thrilling science fiction adventure. Verne's incredible underwater adventure is one of the earliest and most influential science fiction novels, being published first in French in 1869, with translations for the North American and British markets swiftly following. It was an immediate success, with its fantastical armoury, innovative scientific inventions and strong, twisting narrative. The story is driven by Captain Nemo and his whale-shaped undersea ship, the Nautilus, which begins as an instrument of terror but becomes, ultimately, a saviour of humanity. This is a must-have read for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.