On February 8, 1828, Jules Verne is born. His writing career is filled with books of fantastic adventure. Books like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days remain as references that continually appear in popular culture. One notable example is Verne’s character, Captain Nemo is Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Alan Moore borrowed the character and brought him into the world of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. In this world, Moore coaxes out one of the reasons characters like Captain Nemo captured Victorian minds. He and other characters like him in the literature of the time set out and away from Victorian standards. This often lead to their original narrative doom, the lesson of their existence. Moore picks these characters back up, allowing Nemo to continue on in ways Verne was unable to do.
Book Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus
Book Author: Alan Moore
ISBN Number: 140123321X
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