Here is how the book begins: “The year 1866 was marked by a strange occurrence, an unexplained and inexplicable phenomenon that surely no one has forgotten.”
As I’ve already shared with my fellow clubbers, I already admire the characters in the book, starting with Ned Land, which is quite a strange name for a man who works out in the sea, and Professor Aronnax who kind of reminds me of Milo from Walt Disney’s “Atlantis” and his faithful servant, Conseil, who never gives any counsel.
A few chapters into the book and I’ve already came across with a couple of nice, sometimes humorous, quotes, one of which is by Professor Aronnax who said, referring to Conseil, “This lad was thirty years old, and his age was to that of his master as fifteen is to twenty. --May I be forgiven for this roundabout way of saying that I was forty?” Oh, for a while there, that got me tickled.
There are a lot of free ebooks on the title online. But I could not resist a print copy when I saw one for only P99 or more or less $2 at a local bookstore. I also browsed the Internet for other editions, just for delight of seeing gorgeous book covers. I’m sharing some of them with you here:
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|By Jim Tierney|
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- Nancy -