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macmillan collector s library • march 2017 fiction classics jules verne twenty thousand leagues under the sea part of the stunning macmillan collector s library march macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 3/21/2017 hardcover 536 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 science and adventure are electrifying accomplices in jules verne s classic twenty thousand leagues under the sea this epic and enduring tale anticipates not just wonders such as electric light and submarine navigation but the obsession with technology and travel that today so shapes our lives it is verne s inspired foresight combined with his extraordinary talent for storytelling that continue to make this novel such a compelling read the excitement this adventure caused around the world when it was first published 150 years ago can still be very easily imagined indeed in the 21st century illustrated by edouard riou with an afterword by david stuart davies isbn 9781509827879 $9.99 jules gabriel verne was born in nantes france in 1828 and was destined to follow his father into the legal profession in paris to train for the bar he took to literary life befriending alexander dumas and victor hugo and lived by theatre managing and libretto-writing his first novel five weeks in a balloon was issued by the influential publisher pierre-jules hetzel in 1862 and made him famous verne and hetzel collaborated to write dozens more such adventures including 20,000 leagues under the sea and around the world in 80 days in later life verne entered local politics at amiens where had had a home he also kept a house in paris on the street now named boulevard jules verne he died in 1905 17