By Jules Verne
Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technology fiction novel by way of French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it's concerning the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as visible through one among his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released by way of Hetzel, encompasses a variety of illustrations via Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.
The identify refers back to the distance travelled below 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 may result in the plural "Seas", therefore implying the "Seven Seas" in which the characters of the unconventional go back and forth. although, the commonplace English translation of the name makes use of "Sea", that means the sea often, 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 were a variable unit yet within the metric period used to be standardized as four km. hence the identify distance is resembling 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 most sensible recognized for novels similar to trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean (1870), and worldwide in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately house, air, and underwater shuttle earlier than air shuttle and useful submarines have been invented, and prior to functional technique of area shuttle were devised. he's the 3rd so much translated writer on this planet, accordi
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