Professor Pierre Aronnax is part of a team sent to investigate reports of a sea monster, suspected to be a narwhal, off the coast of New York. They soon discover that the monster is in fact a submarine called the Nautilus, captained by the mysterious and enigmatic Captain Nemo, who has withdrawn from the world. When Arronnax and his team are taken prisoner by Nemo, the Nautilus heads into the deepest fathoms of the seas where the wonders of Atlantis, the maelstrom and fantastic worlds await beneath the pack ice. First published in 1870, this is one of the first sci fi classics. Cover art of this edition by Henry Austin.