By Jules Verne
Twenty Thousand Leagues below the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technology fiction novel by way of French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it's concerning the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as visible by way of one among his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released via Hetzel, incorporates a variety of illustrations by means of Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.
The name refers back to the distance travelled less than the ocean, to not the intensity, as 20,000 leagues is 20 occasions the radius of the earth. the best intensity pointed out within the e-book is four leagues. A literal translation of the French identify could lead to the plural "Seas", therefore implying the "Seven Seas" during which the characters of the radical shuttle. in spite of the fact that, the common English translation of the identify makes use of "Sea", which means the sea ordinarily, as in "going to sea".
The be aware leagues within the English identify is a literal translation of lieues, yet refers to French leagues. The French league have been a variable unit yet within the metric period was once standardized as four km. hence the name distance is such as 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) was once a French writer who pioneered the science-fiction style. he's most sensible identified for novels equivalent to trip to the heart of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean (1870), and worldwide in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately area, air, and underwater trip ahead of air trip and functional submarines have been invented, and ahead of sensible technique of house trip have been devised. he's the 3rd so much translated writer on the earth, accordi
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