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By Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technology fiction novel by means of French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it really is concerning the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as noticeable by means of one in every of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released via Hetzel, encompasses a variety of illustrations by way of 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 instances the radius of the earth. the best intensity pointed out within the booklet is four leagues. A literal translation of the French identify might result in the plural "Seas", therefore implying the "Seven Seas" wherein the characters of the radical commute. besides the fact that, the ordinary English translation of the identify makes use of "Sea", that means the sea ordinarily, as in "going to sea".

The notice leagues within the English name 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 corresponding 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 most sensible recognized for novels akin to trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean (1870), and around the globe in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately area, air, and underwater go back and forth ahead of air go back and forth and useful submarines have been invented, and sooner than sensible technique of house trip were devised. he's the 3rd so much translated writer on the planet, accordi

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1II. A MYSTERIOUS CONVERSATION. . . . . 9III. A HOME IN RUINS . . . . . . 19IV. THE SEARCH FOR THE BLUE BOX. . . . 28V. A NEW SUIT OF CLOTHES . . . . . 38VI. AN ACCIDENT ON THE LAKE. . . . . 47VII. BLOWS AND KIND DEEDS. . . . . 55VIII. THE TIMID MR. GUSSING. . . . . 64IX. AN UNFORTUNATE OUTING. . . . . 73X. DAVID BALL FROM MONTANA . . . . . 81XI. A FRUITLESS CHASE. . . . . . 91XII. THE PARTICULARS OF A SWINDLE. . . 101XIII. OFF FOR THE CITY .

38VI. AN ACCIDENT ON THE LAKE. . . . . 47VII. BLOWS AND KIND DEEDS. . . . . 55VIII. THE TIMID MR. GUSSING. . . . . 64IX. AN UNFORTUNATE OUTING. . . . . 73X. DAVID BALL FROM MONTANA . . . . . 81XI. A FRUITLESS CHASE. . . . . . 91XII. THE PARTICULARS OF A SWINDLE. . . 101XIII. OFF FOR THE CITY . . . . . . 110XIV. A SCENE ON THE TRAIN. . . . . 118XV. WHAT HAPPENED TO JOSIAH BEAN . . . 126XVI. A MATTER OF SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS . . 134XVII. JOE S NEW POSITION .

64IX. AN UNFORTUNATE OUTING. . . . . 73X. DAVID BALL FROM MONTANA . . . . . 81XI. A FRUITLESS CHASE. . . . . . 91XII. THE PARTICULARS OF A SWINDLE. . . 101XIII. OFF FOR THE CITY . . . . . . 110XIV. A SCENE ON THE TRAIN. . . . . 118XV. WHAT HAPPENED TO JOSIAH BEAN . . . 126XVI. A MATTER OF SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS . . 134XVII. JOE S NEW POSITION . . . . . 143XVIII. JOE SHOWS HIS MUSCLE. . . . . 152XIX. ONE KIND OF A DUEL. . . . . . 160XX. ATTACKED IN THE DARK .

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