Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

By: Jules Verne
Published by: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle
Publication Date: 1873
Series: The Extraordinary Voyages

Description

During the years 1866-1867 the oceans of the world were plagued by a mysterious monster which could destroy an ordinary ship with a single blow. An expedition was formed for the purpose of capturing this extraordinary creature, and one of its members was the distinguished scientist, Monsieur Pierre Aronnax.

Together with his servant Conseil, and a harpooner named Ned Land, Aronnax found himself thrust into contact with the deep sea apparition. He discovered that it was not an animal at all, but a great submarine, the Nautilus. The ship was guided by the morose and secretive Captain Nemo, who extended every courtesy to his uninvited guests, but would not permit them to leave. In his company, Aronnax, Conseil, and Ned Land traveled over much of the world on one of the strangest voyages ever made.

From the dust jacket of the Rainbow Classic edition
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: Illustrated 1875 Edition Reprint

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: Illustrated 1875 Edition
Reprinted in 2019 by SeaWolf Press
Reprint translated by Frederick Paul Walter
Available formats: Paperback
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Unabridged modern version translated by F. P. Walter with 110 original illustrations from the 1875 English edition.

Includes:

  • 110 original illustrations
  • An approved, updated F. P. Walter translation. This translation is generally considered superior to earlier ones by Lewis Page Mercier.
  • Text that has been proofread to avoid errors common in other versions.
  • The complete text in an easy-to-read font similar to the original.
  • Properly formatted text complete with correct indenting, spacing, footnotes, italics, and tables.

 

 


Amazing Journeys: Five Visionary Classics Reprint

Amazing Journeys: Five Visionary Classics
Reprinted in 2010 by Excelsior Editions
Reprint translated by Frederick Paul Walter
Available formats: Paperback, Ebook
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Here are Jules Verne's best-loved novels in one convenient omnibus volume, but with a huge difference. This book features new, accurate, accessible, and unabridged translations of these five visionary classics, translations that are complete down to the smallest substantive detail, that showcase Verne's farseeing science with unprecedented clarity and accuracy, capture the wit, prankishness, and showbiz flamboyance of one of literature's leading humorists and satirists. This is a Verne almost completely unknown to Americans. . .yet a Verne who has an uncannily American mindset!

Includes:

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • From the Earth to the Moon
  • Circling the Moon
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas
  • Around the World in 80 Days


The Complete Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A New Translation of Jules Verne's Science Fiction Classic Reprint

The Complete Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A New Translation of Jules Verne's Science Fiction Classic
Reprinted in 1992 by Indiana University Press
Reprint translated by Emanuel J. Mickel
Available formats: Hardcover
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**This edition is recommended by The North American Jules Verne Society. Of note is the scholarly quality of the translation and the generous footnotes.


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: Second Edition Reprint

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: Second Edition
Reprinted by Oxford University Press
Reprint translated by William Butcher
Available formats: Paperback
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This new and unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the range of this seminal work. The volume also contains unpublished information about the novel's inception.


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Reprint

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea No illustrations
Reprinted in 2003 by Bantam Classics
Reprint translated by Anthony Bonner
Reprint foreword by Ray Bradbury
Available formats: Paperback
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**This edition is recommended by The North American Jules Verne Society. Of note, from Frederick Paul Walker (translator and Jules Verne expert), "for younger students and your general American reader, this revised Bantam text, with its clarity, sparkle, and easy readability, is an obvious first choice."


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Completely Restored and Annotated Edition Reprint

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Completely Restored and Annotated Edition
Reprinted in 1993 by Naval Institute Press
Reprint illustrated by Edouard Riou, Alphonse de Neuville
Reprint translated by Frederick Paul Walter, Walter James Miller
Available formats: Hardcover, Paperback
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**This edition is recommended by The North American Jules Verne Society.

Now, thanks to the life-long efforts of two Verne scholars, the English-speaking world at last has access to a definitive translation, the only English version based solely on the level of literary artist and scientific visionary, a category he has always enjoyed in Europe and Russia.

Mercier's act of literary vandalism went unnoticed until 1965, when New York University English professor Walter Miller discovered the missing text and began the restoration of the Verne masterpiece. After nearly thirty years of work, including rigorous examinations of his translation by experts in marine technology and biology, Miller teamed that Frederick Paul Walter in 1992 to create this landmark scientific and literary achievement.

Restored to the volume along with the original woodcut illustrations are the entertaining and often prescient drams of Captain Nemo, widely considered the prototypical science-fiction character. In this novel alone Verne has anticipated submarine diving planes, scuba gear, underwater laboratories, and marine ecological disasters. He also inspired large-scale underwater mining and farming of flora and fauna, and electricity from thermoclines, all currently in development.

Restoration of these visionary ideas and some twenty-three percent of the original text is certain to elevate Verne's standing in American scientific and literary circles


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Reprint

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Reprinted in 2000 by Books of Wonder
Reprint illustrated by Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon
Reprint translated by Anthony Bonner
Reprint foreword by Peter Glassman
Available formats: Hardcover
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**This edition is recommended by The North American Jules Verne Society. Of note are the improvements to Bonner's translations that were implemented in this edition.



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