By Jules Verne
Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technological know-how fiction novel by way of French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it really is in regards to the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as noticeable by way of one in every of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released by means of 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 shuttle. besides the fact that, the normal English translation of the name 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 were a variable unit yet within the metric period used to be standardized as four km. hence the identify 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) used to be a French writer who pioneered the science-fiction style. he's top recognized for novels corresponding to trip to the heart of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (1870), and worldwide in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately house, air, and underwater commute ahead of air trip and sensible submarines have been invented, and prior to sensible technique of house shuttle were devised. he's the 3rd so much translated writer on the earth, accordi
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