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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 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 obvious through one in all his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released through Hetzel, encompasses a variety of illustrations via Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.

The identify refers back to the distance travelled lower 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 e-book is four leagues. A literal translation of the French name may result in the plural "Seas", hence implying the "Seven Seas" during which the characters of the unconventional go back and forth. besides the fact that, the standard English translation of the identify makes use of "Sea", that means the sea in most cases, as in "going to sea".

The note 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 used to be standardized as four km. therefore the name distance is similar 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) used to be a French writer who pioneered the science-fiction style. he's top recognized for novels similar to trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean (1870), and world wide in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately house, air, and underwater go back and forth ahead of air go back and forth and functional submarines have been invented, and ahead of functional technique of area go back and forth were devised. he's the 3rd such a lot translated writer on the earth, accordi

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But thirty-six might be the charm. Just spoke to my agent. Editor at some small publishing house expressed serious interest. ” “I want to read it,” Dani insisted, a weekly refrain she never followed up on. “She’s got a good feeling this time,” I said. Dani bent closer to me until our faces were almost touching. Her breath smelled piquantly of wine and stinky French cheeses. I misinterpreted her gesture and turned my mouth toward hers for the kiss that I delusively thought she was offering. “He’s going for the kill,” she whispered instead, thwarting me mid-kiss.

I held up my glass of Williams Selyem. ” Jack laughed, but my mother didn’t. ” she persisted. “Every Friday, from five to seven. The Church of Epicurus. ” “Oh, stop joshing me,” my mother said. “I’m worried about you, that’s all. ” “Pray? ” I pretended to weigh her words thoughtfully for a moment. “A regular-paying job and a nice woman,” I intoned. ” I smiled warmly at my mother and toasted her across the table. Jack seemed to concur with my mother’s words of wisdom, punctuating his agreement with a short raise of his Burgundy glass.

Thirty-five rejections and counting. ” “No,” Dani empathized. “But thirty-six might be the charm. Just spoke to my agent. Editor at some small publishing house expressed serious interest. ” “I want to read it,” Dani insisted, a weekly refrain she never followed up on. “She’s got a good feeling this time,” I said. Dani bent closer to me until our faces were almost touching. Her breath smelled piquantly of wine and stinky French cheeses. I misinterpreted her gesture and turned my mouth toward hers for the kiss that I delusively thought she was offering.

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