By Jules Verne
This version of 20,000 Leagues lower than the ocean encompasses a Foreword and Afterword via T. A. Barron.
Jules Verne is taken into account the "Father of technological know-how Fiction" as a result of energy of this--his most renowned novel.
"The yr 1866 was once signalised by way of a outstanding incident, a mysterious and confusing phenomenon, which without doubt nobody has but forgotten. let alone rumours which agitated the maritime inhabitants and excited the general public brain, even within the inside of continents, seafaring males have been really excited. retailers, universal sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, either one of Europe and the USA, naval officials of all international locations, and the Goverments of numerous States on continents, have been deeply attracted to the matter.
For in the past vessels were met through 'an huge, immense thing,' an extended item, spindle-shaped, occationally phosphorescent, and infinitely greater and extra speedy in its events than a whale."
It is that this "something" that Professor Aronnaz units out to encounter--and therefore starts off the main terrific underwater trip ever. From Atlantis to the South Pole, the reader is taken via hazards, surprises, and the unsurpassed majesty of the marine international.
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If instigated by Publius Clodius, nothing unusual; that is how the villain operates. If both—that is to say, if the situation was such as to arouse the populace spontaneously, and ringleaders of riot were ready and armed—was it not a clear + case of the Commonwealth herself calling on the Consuls and appealing to the Senate for succor? Actually, it was both; that is plain. Nobody denies that the price of grain was acutely high, that the commodity was in extremely short supply, that there was a widespread fear not only of high prices for a long while to come but of downright famine.
And my country! Words can hardly express the love, the joy of her. The sight of Italy, the populous towns, the landscape, the countryside, the crops, the beauty of our city, the kindness of her people, the dignity of the Commonwealth, the majesty of you, the people! Yes, formerly I used to enjoy all these things as much as any man. But all of them are better relished when missed than when continually sampled, just as a man who has recovered from a serious illness appreciates good health more than one who has never been sick.
The people flocked to the temple of Concord, where Consul Metellus had convoked the Senate. Now if this was a genuine movement, springing from + public distress and hunger, then surely it was the duty of the Consuls to take the matter up and of the Senate to come to a conclusion. If, on the other hand, the price of grain was a pretext, and Clodius was the agitator, stirring up the riot, were we not all bound to try to take the wind out of the madman's sails?  Or perhaps it was both. Perhaps hunger roused the people and he came up like a swelling on an ulcer.