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Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers by Jules Verne
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.77" Width: 4.33" Height: 1.5" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Publisher Pocket French
ISBN 2266091778 ISBN13 9782266091770
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More About Jules Verne
"The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived." -- Arthur C. Clarke. Jules Verne started out composing librettos, but the French-born author's passion for travel and exploration compelled him to turn to adventure tales, creating the prototype for today's science fiction. One of the most translated authors in the world, Jules Verne is best known for his classics, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Jules Verne lived in Nantes. Jules Verne was born in 1828 and died in 1905.
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One of the great books Sep 4, 2007
This is one of the great books. Way better in French. Unfortunately almost all English translations are horribly edited, mistranslated (especially the engineering calculations) and bowlderized, frequently leaving out half or more of the text! For instance, the title is not "20,000 Under.." as in "20,000 Deep", but as in "Distance Travelled" - once around the world i.e "20,000 Leagues under the Seas".
Also is seems to be rarely noted that it is the first half of a two-part series. The second volume is "L'Île mystérieuse" (Mysterious Island), and it contains answers to the mysteries left hanging from the first half.