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20000 Leagues Under the Sea
The book follows the story of world renowned scientist, Professor Arronax, as he sets out on a journey to kill a mysterious sea monster dominating the seas. Accompanied by his trusty helper and whale harpoonist Ned Land, Arronax is thrown into the belly of the beast. The mysterious monster turns out to be a gigantic ship that can venture and dive into the depths of the ocean. Commanded by Captain Nemo, the Nautilus is the first submarine of its time but is mistaken around the world for a sea monster. Locked inside the Nautilus, Arronax dives into the depths of the ocean on an unforgettable adventure.