Book Review – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

I’m pretty certain this one was a school’s copy of a book as it was an adaptation of a classic. Not entirely excited to read the classic, this condensed adaptation was the perfect amount of story to give me the overall concept of the original without spending too much time with it.

Book 33:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (an adaptation of the 1870 original)
by Andrea M. Clare (Adapter), Jules Verne

Adventure Fiction

January 1950

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is the story of three men who are thrown from the boat of a search party for a large sea creature. They then find themselves on board said sea creature, held captive and exploring the sea from a point of view they never thought possible.

Favorite Quote(s):

“Nature’s creative power is far beyond man’s instinct of destruction.” 

-Andrea M. Clare (Adapter), Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Awards (based upon my brief research):
None, to my knowledge, on this particular adaptation.


My Overall Rating:
3 – This was a quick read, as it’s very short. This particular adaptation was very easy too. The plot was unique, and also just very weird. Captain Nemo is one of the most unique characters I’ve ever read, and I think this adaptation only touches the surface of him. It certainly wasn’t an earth shattering read, but it was worth the little time I put into it as the original is a classic.