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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas

Second Edition

Jules Verne
Translated and edited by William Butcher

April 2019

ISBN: 9780198818649

464 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

Verne's classic tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine the Nautilus has left a profound mark on the twentieth century. Its themes are universal, its style humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly.

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Verne's classic tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine the Nautilus has left a profound mark on the twentieth century. Its themes are universal, its style humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly.

  • This acclaimed translation brilliantly conveys the novel's tones and range
  • It appears with a readable Introduction, two Appendices, and extensive Notes, presenting the sources, the correspondence with the publisher, the references within the work, and the inception of the novel

New to this edition

  • As well as a line-by-line revision of the translation, addition of material about Vernes life, the literary and scientific context, and the sections cut from the two manuscripts

About the Author(s)

Jules Verne

Translated and edited by William Butcher, Lecturer at the Institute of Education and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong

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).

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of Abbreviations
    Introduction
    Note on the Text and Translation
    Select Bibliography
    Chronolgy
    TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS
    Appendix: Sources of ideas on submarine navigation
    Explanatory notes

Reviews

"This truly is the edition that serious SF readers will want. Indeed, given its rigour is at the academic level (such is the quantity and detail of ancillary information provided), it is surprising that this book is priced at the level of an average fiction paperback: it is extremely good value." - Jonathan Cowie, Concatenation.org

"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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