Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
From the grandpère of science fiction - an adventure classic of deep-sea volcanoes, giant squid and the renegade scientist Captain Nemo.
Professor Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down and destroy a menacing sea monster. However, he discovers that the beast is metal -- it is a giant submarine called the Nautilus built by the renegade scientist Captain Nemo. So begins an underwater adventure that takes them from the South Pole to the submerged lost city of Atlantis.
“Verne's oceanic journey around the world is a ripping yarn, but it is also an eerie tale of isolation and madness, packed full with geographical and scientific accuracies that make the fantastic uncomfortably believable.” – The Guardian