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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas By Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas by Jules Verne


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Verne's classic tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine the Nautilus has left a profound mark on the twentieth century. Its themes are universal, its style humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly.

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas Summary

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas by Jules Verne

'I am going to sink it.' 'You are not!' 'I am,' he coldly replied. 'Do not take it on yourself to judge me, monsieur.' French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, but discovers instead the Nautilus, a self-contained world built by its enigmatic captain. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater realms of the globe, undergo a transcendental experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. Nemo's mission is finally revealed to be a violent one-and his methods coldly efficient. Verne's classic novel has left a profound mark on subsequent centuries. Its themes are universal, its style alternately humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly. This new and unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the range of this seminal work. The volume also contains unpublished information about the novel's inception.

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas Reviews

This truly is the edition that serious SF readers will want. Indeed, given its rigour is at the academic level (such is the quantity and detail of ancillary information provided), it is surprising that this book is priced at the level of an average fiction paperback: it is extremely good value. * Jonathan Cowie, Concatenation.org *
Review from previous edition 'stands head and shoulders above the other English translations of Verne I have seen.' * Nineteenth-Century French Studies *

About Jules Verne

William Butcher is a Verne scholar and English Professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has written extensively on French literature and on natural language processing, and is the author of Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Self: Space and Time in the Voyages Extraordinaires (Palgrave Macmillan, 1990).

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyChronologyTWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEASAppendix: Sources of ideas on submarine navigationExplanatory notes

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GOR011389923
9780198818649
0198818645
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas by Jules Verne
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2019-04-25
464
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