20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

By Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues below the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technological know-how fiction novel through French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it really is in regards to the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as noticeable through one in every of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released via Hetzel, features a variety of illustrations by way of Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.

The identify refers back to the distance travelled below the ocean, to not the intensity, as 20,000 leagues is 20 occasions the radius of the earth. the best intensity pointed out within the booklet is four leagues. A literal translation of the French name might result in the plural "Seas", hence implying the "Seven Seas" by which the characters of the unconventional shuttle. although, the typical English translation of the identify makes use of "Sea", which means the sea often, as in "going to sea".

The be aware leagues within the English name is a literal translation of lieues, yet refers to French leagues. The French league were a variable unit yet within the metric period used to be standardized as four km. hence the identify distance is akin to 80,000 km (twice round the Earth) or roundly 50,000 statute miles. In universal English utilization 1 league equals three miles. (Quote from

About the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne (February eight, 1828 - March 24, 1905) used to be a French writer who pioneered the science-fiction style. he's top identified for novels akin to trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (1870), and all over the world in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately house, air, and underwater go back and forth earlier than air commute and functional submarines have been invented, and earlier than functional technique of area go back and forth have been devised. he's the 3rd such a lot translated writer on the planet, accordi

Show description

Read Online or Download 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea PDF

Best classics books

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dover Large Print Classics)

Grasp storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson possessed outstanding powers of invention, really within the genres of horror and the supernatural. His compelling 1866 novel recounts the studies of a doctor whose well-intentioned experiments lead to a drug that transforms him right into a remorseless killer.

Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 15: Moi

A range of writings that painting the internal lifetime of the artist. integrated are a number of brief autobiographical items during which Valéry talks approximately his early early life, his youth, his army adventure, his travels, his poetry, and his associates. the quantity comprises choices from the Valéry-Gide and Valéry-Fourment correspondence and extra items, "The Avenues of the Mind," interview with Valéry revealed in 1927, and Pierre Feline's "Memories of Paul Valéry.

Additional resources for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Sample text

6] This word, the plural of mimesis, is transliterated to avoid using the word 'imitations'. Mimesis is in its form a processive word — a point of great importance for much of what follows. A useful habit is to read mimesis as "a process - mimesis". "The mimetic process is the activity of poietike" (Else); its dynamis (potentiality) works towards a telos (end) which is, in both a substantial and active sense, a poiema (poem). Aristotle does not define either 'the poietic art' or mimesis; he leaves both open for exploration and for progressive self-definition in the body of the discussion.

Plato's metaphor of the divided line separating visible from intelligible entities (Book VI of Republic) was very influential in later neo-platonic accounts of poetry. See Wesley Trimpi, Muses of One Mind (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983), 201-22. Jonathan Lear, "Katharsis," in Rorty, 333-4. Other essays in Rorty that appeal to "imagination" at important moments in the discussion include Dorothea Frede, "Necessity, Chance, and 'What Happens for the Most Part' in Aristotle's Poetics," 210-11; Halliwell, "Pleasure, Understanding, and Emotion in Aristotle's Poetics," 242, 250, 253-4; and Alexander Nehamas, "Pity and Fear in the Rhetoric George Whalley on the Poetics 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 xxxv and the Poetics," 302-3.

Let us go on, straight through the next long paragraph which happens to include two allegedly spurious insertions, one certainly spurious word, and a passage that I treat as a discursive note or afterthought of Aristotle's. [Differentiation by Matter] You know how some people make likenesses of all kinds of things by turning them into colours and shapes - some imaginatively and some [merely] by formula [9] — and how other people do their mimesis with the voice [10]: well, in the same way, the arts we are thinking of all do their mimesis with rhythm, speech, and melody [i i], but using speech and melody either separately or mixed together.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 34 votes