Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
by Jules Verne
Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. 1899
Number of pages: 334
Taken prisoner aboard the rogue submarine Nautilus in 1873, a French professor of marine biology travels an underwater world with his captors, while discovering the philosophy and technical knowledge of the vessel's strange Captain Nemo--Latin for "no one." Battling giant sea creatures, collecting sunken gold, sinking enemy ships, and eating unknown aquatic delights provide nonstop adventure for all ages.
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by Jules Verne - eBooks@Adelaide
Although time has obscured this book, Jules Verne's Off on a Comet is a remarkable work. Verne takes his characters on a journey to the depths of infinite space, to present what astronomers of that time really knew of outer space.
by Pierre Benoit - ManyBooks
This French novel of 'Atlantis in the Sahara' made a huge splash when it was published. The exotic Saharan setting, the stories of desert survival, the overpowering allure of the last Queen of Atlantis, make a memorable, if a bit pulpy, read.
by Mary Shelley - eBooks@Adelaide
Set in an apocalyptic future ending in the year 2100, this novel concerns a plague that destroys almost all of humankind. Published in 1826 after the death of her husband and three children, The Last Man is Shelley's look at an apocalyptic future.
by Edwin A. Abbot - Seeley and Co.
The book gives some accessible and charming explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematician. Flatland imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is.