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Classic Starts: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Classic Starts Series)

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An Insult To The Classic

By J. B. Perkison "perk" - June 19, 2011

Jules Verne must have rolled in his grave when this butcher-job of a book was published. When I was a kid, I loved Jules Verne novels and read them in their entirety and unabridged, so I was very excited about reading this abridged version to my five year old, who loves sea creatures, ships, and adventures. Man, was I disappointed! This is not an abridgement so much as a molestation of the text. The sentences are so choppy and the pacing is so utterly destroyed, that you will feel more like you are reading a grocery list. And, as if that wasn't enough, the butchers who had the gall to publish this book so watered down (no pun intended!) the content and themes as to make the story almost totally unrecognizable. The encounter with the giant squid? Hacked down to one poorly written paragraph, mentioned almost in passing. The battles with the warships? Gone. The maelstrom at the end? A "storm" in which Arronax, Conseil, and Ned almost casually walked out of the ship and rowed... read more

We enjoyed this

By Holly - January 30, 2011

My son will be 4 in a week and we recently finished this book. I have quite a few classic starts, but so far this is the only one we have finished. Gulliver's Travels was a bit boring and Arabian Nights opens with a story about a man who wants to marry a woman just to kill her...with this book, I could read it and not worry about the appropriateness of the material. There was only a couple scenes that I felt a mild cringe over but if you read ahead, you could easily skip over them and not cause a problem for story continuity. One of those is the part about a man who is diving for pearls and nearly gets eaten by a shark, but Capt Nemo attacks the shark with a knife (it's a bit of a bloody scene and for my kid who love all things ocean...shark killing doesn't go over well with him). The second is when they see whales and see some terrible creature following them and basically slaughter them (the creatures...not the whales)...also a bit bloody. Anyway, the rest was great. Lots of... read more

great book. grandkids like the stories.

By Steven - February 17, 2013

These book and great for anyone wanting to be introduced to the classics. The book are hardcovered and well illustrated. Our family enjoys all the books.

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