By Jules Verne
Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technological know-how fiction novel via French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it really is in regards to the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as obvious by way of one in every of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released via Hetzel, features 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 publication is four leagues. A literal translation of the French identify may result in the plural "Seas", hence implying the "Seven Seas" in which the characters of the radical commute. besides the fact that, the normal English translation of the identify makes use of "Sea", which means the sea quite often, as in "going to sea".
The observe 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. therefore the name distance is reminiscent of 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 top identified for novels comparable to trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (1870), and worldwide in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately area, air, and underwater trip ahead of air go back and forth and sensible submarines have been invented, and sooner than functional technique of house shuttle have been devised. he's the 3rd so much translated writer on the earth, accordi
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