Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hardback Book

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Hardback

Part of the Signature Classics series


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was originally serialized in 1869 and i870 in the French magazine called Magasin d'Education et de Recreation.

The deluxe illustrated edition, published in November 1871, included 111 illustrations.

It was received with high acclaim when it was released and still is; it is regarded as one of the greatest adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

The description of Nemo's ship, the Nautilus, was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes features on submarines which at the time were very primitive vessels.

The distance of 20,000 leagues mentioned in the title is not a measurement of depth but of distance travelled.

At the time of writing a league was approximately four kilometers.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Worth Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781849311656

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Signature Classics series   |  View all