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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas

Second Edition

Jules Verne
Edited by William Butcher

April 2019

ISBN: 9780198818649

464 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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 unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the novel's tones and range.
  • It appears with a distinguished Introduction and Notes, reporting the very first study of the manuscripts, together with revelations about the artistic and scientific references.

New to this edition

  • A stylistic revision of the translation, rephrasing in the light of repetitions, assonances, and minor inconsistencies.

About the Author(s)

Jules Verne

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

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