By Jules Verne
Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technology fiction novel through French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it's concerning the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as obvious by way of one in all 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 below 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 name could result in the plural "Seas", hence implying the "Seven Seas" in which the characters of the unconventional commute. besides the fact that, the ordinary English translation of the identify makes use of "Sea", which means the sea regularly, as in "going to sea".
The observe leagues within the English name is a literal translation of lieues, yet refers to French leagues. The French league were a variable unit yet within the metric period was once standardized as four km. hence the name distance is comparable to 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 akin to trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (1870), and all over the world in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately area, air, and underwater commute earlier than air commute and useful submarines have been invented, and ahead of functional technique of area trip have been devised. he's the 3rd so much translated writer on the earth, accordi
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne