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The industrial and commercial papers treated the question chiefly from this point of view. The Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, the Lloyd’s List, the Packet-Boat, and the Maritime and Colonial Review, all papers devoted to insurance companies which threatened to raise their rates of premium, were unanimous on this point. Public opinion had been pronounced. The United States were the first in the field; and in New York they made preparations for an expedition destined to pursue this narwhal. A frigate of great speed, the Abraham Lincoln, was put in comm

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(1870) Sci-fi (Invention) / Adventure (Undersea)

Professor Aronnax sets out with others, to discover the cause of several mysterious ship sinkings, that are at first attributed to a rogue whale.
He finds the true source of the occurrences, as he, his servant Conseil, and a master harpooner, Ned, find themselves in the ocean, clinging for their life to a strange ship.
The ship/submarine, The Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo, is a wonder of science and far in advance of the technology of that time..
The ship becomes a prison for the three men, as Nemo has his own agenda and a strong desire to separate himself from society. The men have free rein of the vessel, but can never return to their homes.
The professor is at first engrossed in the science of the incredible vessel, but over time realizes that he wants his freedom. Conseil is happy wherever his master is. Ned, from the first, plots for his freedom.
There is a long, mysterious and wonderful undersea voyage ahead of them, until the strong, self-made Nemo’s interests and abilities are diminished by events and past, haunting memories.
The wonders of science and nature unfold as do the personalities and desires of these men. These men who would travel ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’.

Republished in 1871 with the subtitle of ‘An Underwater Tour of the World’.
A French league in Vern’s time was about four kilometers, or about 2.5 miles per league.

Captain Nemo appears again in one of Vern’s later works.
‘The Mysterious Island’, begins a new adventure and ties together three of Vern’s stories, ‘In Search of the Castaways’, ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’ and ‘The Mysterious Island’. I suggest you read them in that order, although, each story provides a synopsis of previous events at critical points.»

Walt Disney movies were made of all three stories.

20,000 Leagues under the Sea | Part 1, Chapters 1–3 | Summary

Summary

Part 1, Chapter 1: A Shifting Reef

In 1866 reports have begun filtering back from some American and European sailors about a mysterious and unidentifiable sea creature they have encountered during their travels. It was «an ‘enormous thing’: a long, spindle-shaped object, which sometimes appeared phosphorescent and was infinitely larger and quicker than a whale.» The reports capture the imaginations of people in America and Europe, and many speculate it is some sort of enormous, freakish cetacean; authorities on the natural world, however, remain skeptical.

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Still, sightings of the creature lurking underwater become more frequent. On July 20, 1866, a steamship spots the creature just five miles off the coast of Australia. During the encounter the creature shoots two enormous columns of water 150 feet into the air. Three days later the creature is spotted by a different ship more than 700 nautical leagues away in the Pacific. Two weeks later it is spotted by two different ships heading in opposite directions through the Atlantic—a whopping 2,000 leagues away from its previous location. This time, crew members on the ships are able to estimate the sea creature’s size: over 350 British feet long, nearly twice the length of the world’s largest known whales. These fresh sightings add fuel to the gossip around Europe and America. All people talk about is the mysterious underwater beast. Prestigious scientists from around the world publish essays doubting the existence of a monster but to no avail.

No other incidents are reported the rest of that year, and the furor subsides. In March 1867, however, two dangerous and suspicious incidents take place on the high seas. First, a passenger ship traveling in the Atlantic at full speed strikes a rock that seems to appear out of nowhere, damaging the ship. Three weeks later the metal hull of a passenger steamer on the prestigious Cunard line, the Scotia, is pierced by something while making its way across the Atlantic, also seemingly out of nowhere. From then on, any ships lost in the ocean are blamed on the monster.

Part 1, Chapter 2: Pros and Cons

As this mystery is unfolding, the narrator, a French naturalist named Dr. Pierre Aronnax, is in the United States doing scientific research. He is something of an authority on ocean life, having published a two-volume work called The Mysteries of the Ocean Deeps some years earlier. As a result, the American press pesters him for his opinion on the recent unsettling events. He acquiesces, publishing an article in a New York paper on April 30 speculating that the «creature» is a «sea-unicorn [or narwhal] of colossal dimensions» with an exceptionally strong spur.

Despite Dr. Aronnax’s misgivings, the state of New York commissions a frigate, the Abraham Lincoln, to hunt the underwater scourge. Hours before the frigate is set to depart, Dr. Aronnax receives an invitation from the U.S. Secretary of the Navy to join the excursion.

Part 1, Chapter 3: As Monsieur Pleases

Unable to pass up the opportunity to be part of such an intriguing mission, Dr. Aronnax accepts the invitation. He asks his longtime personal assistant, Conseil, to accompany him, and the two rush to pack and get to the pier on time. They are greeted by the commander of the Abraham Lincoln, Captain Farragut, and then quickly set sail for the Atlantic. On their way out of New York harbor, they pass by hundreds of thousands of excited bystanders.

Analysis

The first three chapters show many of the social and technological changes taking place in the rapidly industrializing West. By the late 1860s, the world has grown smaller and more connected. Frequent and predictable passenger-ship travel and regular postal service between America and Western Europe are taken for granted. Newspapers in ever-growing cities reach tens of thousands of people, who read about events taking place all over the world. Popular science and newspapers go hand in hand during this era. Books by European authors, such as Dr. Aronnax’s The Mysteries of the Ocean Deeps, are available—and popular—in the United States. The power of the media is strong enough to «[inflame] people’s minds» about the mysterious deep-sea menace; indeed, public hysteria over the creature motivates government authorities to «do something» about it, thus launching Captain Farragut’s monster-hunting expedition.

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From a stylistic standpoint, the beginning of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea unfurls like a work of mystery and suspense. It begins with a few reports of strange occurrences. At first they don’t seem to be a huge deal: some sailors catch fleeting glimpses of what appears to be a large whale in the middle of the ocean. Slowly, however, the incidents become increasingly dangerous and the threat increasingly dire. By the end of this section, the enigmatic creature has transformed from a novelty into a public menace that must be destroyed. This sense of hysteria gives the narrative its dramatic tension and thereby raises the stakes of Captain Farragut’s expedition.

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A THRILLING ADVENTURE:

Inspired from the Jules Vernes novel, Twenty thousand leagues under the sea.
Professor Pierre Aronnax, his assistant Conseil and the harpoonist Ned Land are captured by Captain Nemo, who travels the world’s oceans on board the Nautilus submarine.
Although impressed by the beauty of the seabed, our three friends hope to escape and return to their lives on dry land. But Captain Nemo thinks otherwise… Can you help them escape?

Discover the furthest recesses of the Nautilus, take the helm and pass through the Isthmus of Suez, gaze upon hitherto unseen places under the waves! But beware, the apparently peaceful depths can hide terrible dangers!

34 sites to see
Mini games: reproduce manoeuvres, read a map, find a secret code…
Object search (list, identical objects)
Unlimited help: x2 zoom, reloadable clue
Sumptuous scenery: high definition images

Ruffus The Dog – 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

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Inspired from the Jules Vernes novel, Twenty thousand leagues under the sea.
Professor Pierre Aronnax, his assistant Conseil and the harpoonist Ned Land are captured by Captain Nemo, who travels the world’s oceans on board the Nautilus submarine.

Although impressed by the beauty of the seabed, our three friends hope to escape and return to their lives on dry land. But Captain Nemo thinks otherwise… Can you help them escape?

A THRILLING ADVENTURE:
Discover the furthest recesses of the Nautilus, take the helm and pass through the Isthmus of Suez, gaze upon hitherto unseen places under the waves! But beware, the apparently peaceful depths can hide terrible dangers!

USEFUL HELPS:
Use the x2 zoom to dive into the heart of the images and the clue to recover the objects you need.

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REALISTIC SCENERY:
Admire the amazing scenery! The oceans and their secrets: all kinds of fishes, seaweed, not to mention Atlantis! Nautilus and its riches: the library, wheelhouse, the living area and its works of art…

PLUS POINTS:
— 34 sites to see
— Mini games: reproduce maneuvers, read a map, find a secret code…
— Manage 3 customizable profiles
— Object search (list, identical objects)
— Unlimited help: x2 zoom, reloadable clue
— Sumptuous scenery: high definition images

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Жанр: Quest
Разработчик: Coktel Vision
Издатель: Coktel Vision
Год выхода: 1988
Платформа: DOS

Квест от первого лица, вдохновлённый одним из самых знаменитых романов Жюля Верна «Двадцать тысяч лье под водой», который раньше даже входил в школьную программу. Сюжет его нет смысла пересказывать, достаточно лишь сказать, что игра именно «вдохновлена» романом, но ни в коей мере не следует его букве. Завязка истории во многом похожа – профессор Аронакс (за которого и предстоит играть) в 1867 году отплывает в экспедицию по поимке морского чудовища, нападающего на корабли, но оказывается в плену у капитана Немо на его удивительной лодке «Наутилус»…

Именно на «Наутилусе» и будет происходить большая часть игры (с видом от первого лица). Лодка, надо сказать, маленькая, состоящая всего из трёх локаций: гостиная, диспетчерская и библиотека. Интерфейс основан на стандартной схеме «point and click», такого понятия, как инвентарь, нет в принципе, но есть возможность так или иначе воздействовать на объекты и разговаривать с NPC (в основном, разумеется, с капитаном Немо).

Но данная игра – это крайне необычный квест, имеющий множество неожиданных особенностей. Во-первых, несмотря на то, что действие в основном будет происходить на субмарине, иногда её с разрешения Немо придётся и покидать – например, для исследования острова. На самой лодке и «около» неё тоже придётся делать очень много, от отслеживания курса по карте до сражения с акулой (этот эпизод – action внутри квеста), а никаких подсказок здесь нет, и часто вообще непонятно, что нужно делать дальше.

Во-вторых – игра пытается быть «реалистичной», поэтому время до достижения вашей цели весьма и весьма ограничено, так что делать всё надо очень быстро. Но вот здесь приходит время сказать о третьей особенности, самой удивительной, — вам ни в коем случае нельзя сердить (!) Немо, постоянно следя за его настроем по отношению к вам. Если вы чем-то вызовете его раздражение (например, будете слишком много внимания уделять приборам в рубке и трогать их), то он просто посадит вас под замок на долгое время, при этом игровой отсчёт времени НЕ закончится, то есть это будет означать фактически проигрыш. Наконец, есть и ещё один момент – игра достаточно коротка, поэтому здесь в принципе не предусмотрена возможность сохранения: придётся проходить всё за раз…

20,000 League Under the Sea во многом похожа на текстовые квесты с графикой, но всё-таки существенно переросла их уровень и является игрой куда более интерактивной. Графически смотрится для своего времени вполне приемлемо и местами даже красиво, пусть и состоит вся фактически из последовательности картинок с рядом интерактивных объектов. Хотя вообще, конечно, на большинстве изображений персонажи и окружающая обстановка изображены очень размыто. Порекомендовать данную игру кому-либо сложно – она считается одним из самых сложных и при этом самых худших квестов всех времён, поэтому, наверное, представляет собой сейчас в первую очередь исторический интерес, однако же играть в неё всё-таки интересно, «дух» оригинального романа чувствуется. Так что попробовать вполне можно.

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