Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea pt. 19


Jules Verne

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Tonight, we’ll read the next part to “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne.

In the last episode, the Nautilus cruises through the Persian Gulf towards the Red Sea. This confuses the three captives onboard, because at the time this novel was written, the Red Sea was a dead end. The Suez Canal was only in the process of being built to connect the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea. After a couple days admiring the sea life in the Red Sea, Nemo visits Aronnax. We will pick up in the middle of their conversation discussion things like the history and navigational difficulties within the Red Sea.