Study Guide

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Writing Style

By Jules Verne

Writing Style

Straightforward

Verne's not really one for poetic flourishes. He lets his ideas speak for themselves, and then lets your imagination do the rest. Do you really need Verne to get all fancy when he's describing Atlantis, or an underwater forest, or a battle with a giant squid? With action that fantastic, big words would only get in the way.