Download 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne PDF

By Jules Verne

ISBN-10: 1606208446

ISBN-13: 9781606208441

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

About the Author

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

Show description

Read or Download 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea PDF

Best classics books

Additional info for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Example text

Asked Barban dryly. ’ ‘Well, I’m a soldier,’ Barban answered pleasantly. ‘My business is to kill people. ’ ‘Of all the narrow-minded excuses,’ McKisco looked around to establish a derisive liaison with some one else, but without success. He had no idea what he was up against in Barban, neither of the simplicity of the other man’s bag of ideas nor of the complexity of his training. McKisco knew what ideas were, and as his mind grew he was able to recognize and sort an increasing number of them—but faced by a man whom he considered ‘dumb,’ one in whom he found no ideas he could recognize as such, and yet to whom he could not feel personally superior, he jumped at the conclusion that Barban was the end product of an archaic world, and as such, worthless.

Lying back in his place between Earl Brady, to whom he had addressed several withering remarks about the movies, and Mrs. Abrams, to whom he said nothing, he stared at Dick Diver with an expression of devastating irony, the effect being occasionally interrupted by his attempts to engage Dick in a cater-cornered conversation across the table. ’ he would say. ’ ‘I thought you were a friend of his,’ he persisted irritably. When the subject of Mr. Denby fell of its own weight, he essayed other equally irrelative themes, but each time the very deference of Dick’s attention seemed to paralyze him, and after a moment’s stark pause the conversation that he had interrupted would go on without him.

Rosemary had never done much thinking, save about the illimitability of her mother’s perfections, so this final severance of the umbilical cord disturbed her sleep. A false dawn sent the sky pressing through the tall French windows, and getting up she walked out on the terrace, warm to her bare feet. There were secret noises in the air, an insistent bird achieved an ill-natured triumph with regularity in the trees above the tennis court; footfalls followed a round drive in the rear of the hotel, taking their tone in turn from the dust road, the crushed-stone walk, the cement steps, and then reversing the process in going away.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 4 votes