20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea is a science fiction novel by the French author Jules Verne, first published in 1870. It describes the hunt for, and a journey on, the advanced submarine Nautilus, designed and operated by the enigmatic Captain Nemo. It is considered a literary classic, in no small part because of Verne's ability to present a plausible extrapolation of the future of submersible craft, which were largely experimental at the time.

Disney Adaptation


The novel was made into a motion picture by Disney. It featured Kirk Douglas as harpooner Ned Land, James Mason as Captain Nemo, and an atomic-powered submarine called the Nautilus which rams ships to sink them.