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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
Jordan Stump is an associate professor of French at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and translator of more than half a dozen French novels. His translation of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Claude Simon's Le jardin des plantes won the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for 2001. Caleb Carr is the bestselling author of The Alienist and, most recently, The Lessons of Terror. He lives in New York.
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.