Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.

By Jules Verne

Printed: 1946

Publisher: The World Publishing Co. New York

Edition: Second printing

Dimensions 15 × 22 × 4 cm
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Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 22 x 4

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Black cloth spine with grey title and fishes on the spine.Purple and green sea life decorated boards.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas is a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne.
The novel was originally serialised from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel’s fortnightly periodical, the Magasin éducation et de récréation. A deluxe octavo edition, published by Hetzel in November 1871, included 111 illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou. The book was widely acclaimed on its release and remains so; it is regarded as one of the premier adventure novels and one of Verne’s greatest works, along
with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Its depiction of Captain Nemo’s underwater ship, the Nautilus, is regarded as ahead of its time, since it accurately describes many features of today’s submarines, which in the 1860s were comparatively primitive vessels.

A model of the French submarine Plongeur (launched in 1863) figured at the 1867 Exposition Universelle, where Jules Verne examined it and was inspired by it when writing his novel. Jules Gabriel Verne; 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905 was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a series of bestselling adventure novels including Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). His novels, always well documented, are generally set in the second half of the 19th century, considering the technological advances of the time. In addition to his novels, he wrote numerous plays, short stories, autobiographical accounts, poetry, songs and scientific, artistic and literary studies. His work has been adapted for film and television since the beginning of cinema, as well as for comic books, theatre, opera, music and video games. Verne is considered to be an important author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation was markedly different in the Anglosphere where he had often been labelled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, largely because of the highly
abridged and altered translations in which his novels have often been printed. Since the 1980s, his literary reputation has improved. Jules Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979,
ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. He has sometimes been called the “father of science fiction”, a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. In the 2010s, he was the most translated French author in the world. In France, 2005 was declared "Jules Verne Year" on the centenary of the writer’s death.

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