Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas

Author:   Jules Verne ,  William Butcher (Lecturer at the Institute of Education and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
ISBN:  

9780198818649


Pages:   464
Publication Date:   30 April 2019
Recommended Age:   From 10 years
Format:   Paperback
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'I am going to sink it.''You are not!''I am,' he coldly replied. 'Do not take it on yourself to judge me, monsieur.'French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, but discovers instead the Nautilus, a self-contained world built by its enigmatic captain. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater realms of the globe, undergo a transcendental experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. Nemo's mission is finally revealed to be a violent one-and his methods coldly efficient. Verne's classic novel has left a profound mark on subsequent centuries. Its themes are universal, its style alternately humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly. This new and unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the range of this seminal work. The volume also contains unpublished information about the novel's inception.

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Author:   Jules Verne ,  William Butcher (Lecturer at the Institute of Education and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.70cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 20.10cm
Weight:   0.320kg
ISBN:  

9780198818649


ISBN 10:   0198818645
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   30 April 2019
Recommended Age:   From 10 years
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyChronologyTWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEASAppendix: Sources of ideas on submarine navigationExplanatory notes

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Review from previous edition 'stands head and shoulders above the other English translations of Verne I have seen.' * Nineteenth-Century French Studies *


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William Butcher is a Verne scholar and English Professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has written extensively on French literature and on natural language processing, and is the author of Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Self: Space and Time in the Voyages Extraordinaires (Palgrave Macmillan, 1990).

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