20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne PDF

By Jules Verne

ISBN-10: 1606208446

ISBN-13: 9781606208441

Twenty Thousand Leagues below the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technology fiction novel by means of French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it really is in regards to the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as obvious via one among his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released by way of Hetzel, incorporates a variety of illustrations via Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.

The identify refers back to the distance travelled less than the ocean, to not the intensity, as 20,000 leagues is 20 instances the radius of the earth. the best intensity pointed out within the booklet is four leagues. A literal translation of the French name could lead to the plural "Seas", therefore implying the "Seven Seas" in which the characters of the unconventional trip. although, the typical English translation of the name makes use of "Sea", that means the sea typically, as in "going to sea".

The note leagues within the English name is a literal translation of lieues, yet refers to French leagues. The French league were a variable unit yet within the metric period was once standardized as four km. therefore the name distance is similar to 80,000 km (twice round the Earth) or roundly 50,000 statute miles. In universal English utilization 1 league equals three miles. (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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Jules Gabriel Verne (February eight, 1828 - March 24, 1905) used to be a French writer who pioneered the science-fiction style. he's most sensible identified for novels resembling trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean (1870), and all over the world in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately house, air, and underwater trip sooner than air trip and useful submarines have been invented, and earlier than useful technique of area go back and forth have been devised. he's the 3rd such a lot translated writer on this planet, accordi

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