20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: [DELUXE ILLUSTRATED EDITION] The Complete & Original Masterpiece With Illustrations, & Bonus Entire  by Jules Verne

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: [DELUXE ILLUSTRATED EDITION] The Complete & Original Masterpiece With…

byJules Verne

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. The original edition had no illustrations; the first illustrated edition was published by Hetzel with illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou.

The title refers to the distance traveled while under the sea and not to a depth, as 20,000 leagues is over six times the diameter of Earth. The greatest depth mentioned in the book is four leagues. In the book, a league is equivalent to four kilometres. A literal translation of the French title would end in the plural "seas", thus implying the "seven seas" through which the characters of the novel travel; however, the early English translations of the title used "sea", meaning the ocean in general.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre in Europe.[1] He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for the day but later became commonplace. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie).  Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.

Title:20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: [DELUXE ILLUSTRATED EDITION] The Complete & Original Masterpiece With…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 9, 2008Publisher:Northpointe ClassicsLanguage:English

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