Free Read [Fiction Book] Ì Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - by Jules Verne Walter James Miller Frederick Paul Walter ✓

By Jules Verne Walter James Miller Frederick Paul Walter | Comments: ( 652 ) | Date: ( Feb 19, 2020 )

Based solely on the original French version, this edition contains the lost 23% of Verne s original manuscript and corrects hundreds of errors and mistranslations.

  • Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Author: Jules Verne Walter James Miller Frederick Paul Walter
  • ISBN: 9781557508775
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Jules Verne Walter James Miller Frederick Paul Walter

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science fiction He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864 , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 1870 , and Around the World in Eighty Days 1873 Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie His prominent novels have been made into films Verne, along with H G Wells, is often referred to as the Father of Science Fiction.

Comments Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • Hannah Greendale

    Pierre Aronnax, Assistant Professor in the Museum of Natural History, embarks on a ship to investigate the mystery of a powerful creature terrorizing the open seas. When he and two of his companions discover the Nautilus - a magnificent submarine owned by the uncompromising Captain Nemo – their journey takes them under the sea and 20,000 leagues across the world. For some time past, vessels had been met by ‘an enormous thing,’ a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and [...]

  • Ken-ichi

    Man, what a strange book. As I've learned from my more erudite sister, 19th century novelists are all about digression, and Verne, despite being very solidly camped outside Greatliterarynovelopolis in the growing shantytown of Genreville, is no exception. Literally half this book is a taxonomic listing of every plant and animal Arronax observes! I mean, even I was bored. Me. The nature freak. I occasionally review field guides on , and yet I actually preferred George Eliot's tangents about polit [...]

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers = 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6), Jules Verne عنوانها: سفینهٔ غواصه یا سیاست تحت‌ البحری؛ بیست هزار فرسخ سیاحت در زیر بحر؛ 20000 فرسنگ زیر دریا؛ 20000 (بیست هزار) فرسنگ زیر دریا؛ 20 هزار فرسنگ زیر دریا؛ 20 (بیست) هزار فرسنگ زیر دریا؛ بیست هزار فرسنگ زیر دریا؛ شجاعان در اعم [...]

  • J.G. Keely

    Jules Verne, classic pulp author, innovator of science fiction, originator of 'steampunk'--or was he? Many readers of the English language will never know the real Verne, and I'm not talking about those who dislike reading. Indeed, many well-meaning folks from the English-speaking world have picked up and read a book titled 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' cover to cover, and yet still know next to nothing of Verne, due to his long-standing translation problem. And as an interesting note, [...]

  • Werner

    Verne's works are difficult for an English-speaking reader to evaluate fairly, because he wasn't well-served by the English translations of his day --which are still the standard ones in print, which most people read. The translators changed plots and characters' names in some cases, excised passages they considered "boring," and generally took a very free hand with the text; so you never know how much of the plodding pacing, bathetic dialogue, and stylistic faults (for instance, what passes for [...]

  • Luís C.

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a marine adventure book, which can be qualified even fiction novel; one of the first novels of science fiction.In 1864, when this book came out, no underwater trip had been done, reported, Jules Verne therefore allows to imagine from scientific basis for certain facts (pressure, temperature, different seas and oceans traveled) and more spooky for cross creatures. We say what avant-garde with this fully electrified submarine, its autonomous suits and which [...]

  • Jason Koivu

    For years this is what Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meant to meLook familiar?I know, I knowThat's just not what Jules Verne intended. Hey, Disney tried and it was fun when I was about 7 or 8, but back when Vernes wrote this, he was writing a true thrill ride! The story is of an underwater mission to seek and destroy a sea monster. That premise is turned on its head and the story takes a more scientific and character-based slant. Verne takes his readers on a trip to new worlds, some real [...]

  • Miriam

    I picked this book up -- this specific edition -- because I saw it was illustrated by the Dillons. This was fortunate because it turned out that, contrary to my previously held belief, I had not read it. What I had read as a child was some heavily edited-for-excitingness version almost entirely absent the encyclopedic accounts of marine life and oceanic conditions that constitute the bulk of the text. So few are the actual adventures of Nemo and the Professor and his two companions that I now wo [...]

  • Apatt

    “Under the seaUnder the seaWhen the sardineBegin the beguineIt's music to meWhat do they got? A lot of sandWe got a hot crustacean bandEach little clam hereknow how to jam hereUnder the sea”- Sebastian the groovy Caribbean CrabThe perfect soundtrack for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas really. I bet Captain Nemo wishes he’d thought of it.The direct translation of the full title of this here book is Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: An Underwater Tour of the World*, note the S a [...]

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage

    This is definitely one of the best classic science fiction I've read so far. I was amazed that Verne might have started the idea of the submarine and the under the sea explorations. While I was reading this, I was contemplating where he got his ideas or whether silly it might be, he could have time traveled from his time to the future or vice versa.

  • Joey Woolfardis

    "Is more than one pearl ever found in an oyster?" asked Conseil."Yes, my boy. Some oysters are veritable jewel boxes. I've even read of an oyster-but I can hardly believe it-which contained no less than a hundred and fifty sharks.""A hundred and fifty sharks!" cried Ned Land."Did I say sharks?" I cried. "I meant to say a hundred and fifty pearls. It wouldn't make sense to say sharks."This review can be found on Amaranthine Reads.I always feel a bit weird reviewing a book that I haven't read in i [...]

  • آيات الشيمي

    رغم أني لست من هواة كتب الخيال العلمي، إلا أن أحداث العمل شدتني منذ السطر الأول و لم أشعر بالملل أطلاقاً رغم طول الروايةأتمنى أن أقرأ كتب روايات خيال علمي مماثلة لكتاب عرب، روايات تحترم عقل القارئ و تجمع بين التشويق و الأثارة، و بين العلم في أطار أدبي مييز

  • Chad Bearden

    You can't be a serious science-fiction reader without delving just a bit into the genre's roots. To remedy an embarrassing lack of any Jules Verne on my reading list, last year I read "Journey to the Center of the Earth". I can see how to a young reader, it would be an instant classic. It's a pretty ripping adventure complete with hidden underground worlds and dinosaurs and gleefully wrong-headed theories about geology. What's not to love?Maybe I was a little disappointed? I was hoping for more [...]

  • Amber

    Dr. Pierre Arronaux along with his manservant Conseil and Canadian Harpooner Ned Land are captured and imprisoned inside of the submarine known as the Nautilus after mistaking it for a sea creature and attacking it on the USS American Naval ship The Abraham Lincoln. There they meet the Eccentric and adventurous Captain Nemo who tells them that they are going to remain on board his vessel forever to go on an extraordinary tour under the sea. Will the men be able to ever get home or will they stay [...]

  • the gift

    this is a later addition: there is a well known critical position that science fiction is the 'literature of cognitive estrangement', where the usual, the mundane, is made 'strange', engaging thought from some slightly different perspective- i just read a critique that verne perhaps operates the other way round, that he makes the 'strange' into the familiar, the mundane, the european world of mid 1800s, so less threatening and somehow maintaining worlds comfortable to readers always explainable [...]

  • Manny

    I must reproduce the passage from this book which I found yesterday in Kingsley Amis's New Maps of Hell. Did I have the same translation when I read it at age nine? Even now, it seems strangely familiar, and in particular I remember wondering about that odd word "poulp":What a scene! The unhappy man, seized by the tentacle and fastened to its blowholes, was balanced in the air according to the caprice of this enormous trunk. He was choking, and cried out, 'À moi! à moi!' (Help! help!) Those Fr [...]

  • Olivier Delaye

    Read this in French when I was a kid and I loved it.Reread it recently in English and I'm still in awe.When a story is good, it's good in any language, and this one proves the rule.

  • Mahdi Lotfi

    این کتاب درباره چند نفره که وقتی توی دریا سرگردان میشن توسط زیردریایی ناتیلوس و کاپیتان آن ناخدا نمو نجات پیدا میکنن. در واقع زمان اتفاق افتادن این داستان قبل از داستان جزیره اسرار آمیزه. افراد نجات یافته در این زیر دریایی به مسافرتی طولانی میرن و با عجایب زیادی در دریا روبرو [...]

  • Jay

    Firstly, I won't deny that Jules Verne knows his stuff. This book is full of scientific analysis, with a detailed knowledge of zoology, ocean currents, geographical construction and engineering designs. While the character development is stalled and Nemo is the only one to truly grow (somewhat, that is), the amount of knowledge Verne shoved into the book made it sink- no pun intended. I'm in no way denying that this book is interesting and is not worthy of a higher rating. There were parts where [...]

  • Mike Anastasia

    This is a great book and I can understand how it's rightfully considered a classic, but I have to imagine this is as uninspiring to our generation as the first iPhone manuals will be in 150 years. When this was written, the idea of naval travel was only practically available to the rich and, beyond that, the concept of a submarine was on the same lines as a rail gun or UAV to us. We've probably imagined - either through stories, video games or whatever - that such things could exist in our world [...]

  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)

    Lo sé, lo sé, júzguenme, nunca había leído nada de Julio Verne hasta ahora y Veintemil Leguas de Viaje Submarino me encantó a pesar de que leí la versión ilustrada because #MaratónBooktastic, pero bueno. Es un libro lleno de acción, de misterios, de criaturas extrañas y de personajes enigmáticos, siendo el Capitán Nemo el primero de ellos.Veintemil Leguas de Viaje Submarino nos cuenta la historia de unos caballeros que, pretendiendo cazar a un "monstruo", terminan embarcados en el N [...]

  • Carol

    Within the pages of this 1869 Classic sci-fi adventure, you will experience life underwater aboard the amazing submarine Nautilus encountering gigantic sea monsters, a 600 pound oyster shell with a flawless Pearl the size of a coconut, and fight your way thru man-eating Sharks as well as the Great Ice Barrier. While the story is a little "heavy" on the descriptions of the colorful fish and unusual plant life, there are also sea battles and shipwrecks to keep one entertained.Professor Aronmax nar [...]

  • The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)

    Okay, nothing new about this story is there? This is a piece of classic science fiction or adventure fiction, if you prefer. It's actually what I remembered. I've rated it five stars, but it's important to note, that five stars comes because of what this novel started. This is the birth of steampunk and science fantasy. This is the book that most people point to, not that there aren't others, as one of the earliest purely science fiction stories. And, more importantly, this is loaded with hard s [...]

  • Donna

    I have just spent the best part of the last 2 weeks reading this, and I'm wondering why I bothered. I had completely the wrong impression of what this book was about, not having heard the story or seen any of the films (apart from Captain Nemo turning up in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!). I thought that the 20,000 leagues under the sea meant that they literally went down vertically to 20,000 leagues below the surface and there found a land full of fantastical creatures a la Journey to the C [...]

  • Ahmed

    النيوتيليوس كما تخيلها جول فيرنجول فيرن فعلا رائد الخيال العلمى فبرغم أن الرواية نشرت منذ 150 عاما تقريباإلا أنها مازالت مشوقة وممتعة وبها العديد من المعلومات التى ثبت صحتها فيما بعدويا ليت كانت النيوتيليوس حقيقية ويتمكن البشر من زيارتها وقضاء بعض الوقت فيها وفي مكتبتها الم [...]

  • Nathan

    It has been said that Captain Nemo is the worst villain in classic literature. I disagree. I submit that Verne's intimate knowledge of marine biology, which he thrusts upon the reader in chapter after painful chapter, is TRULY the worst villain in classic literature, though it could be argued that Melville's familiarity with the whaling industry is right up there. Overall, too much of the book told me too little. I was hoping for a better character sketch of Captain Nemo, and I was left wanting [...]

  • Carlos Bazzano

    Julio Verne, sorprendente y maravilloso. Hay quien lo considere un escrito aburrido y carente de sustancia, que escribe mucho y dice poco. Yo considero lo contario, considero que un autor capaz de sumergirte en los mares y hacerte experimentar vértigo al narrar un enfrentamiento con un salvaje tiburón, podrá ser cualquier cosa, menos carente de sustancia.Algunos relatos legendarios respecto al autor tienden a señalar que esta era su obra preferida y que fue enterrado junto a un ejemplar. Si [...]

  • Czarny Pies

    As the French would say: "Jules Verne, c'est un des incontournables." This means he is an author that one should neither miss nor want to miss. Verne is a great prophet of a better future and the wonder of the planet we live on.Verne wrote delightful youth novels in which he attempted to add enough factual information to his novels so that parents could legitimately consider the time the child spent reading them to be of educational value. Had Verne put less factual material in this books, the p [...]

  • Amanda

    This was really good and I wanted to give it 5 stars but I did find the ending to be abrupt and a bit unsatisfying so I'm knocking it down to 4 but overall this was a fantastic audio. I didn't really know what to expect and I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I always thought that the 20,000 leagues in the title referred to depth. Turns out it's distance. Oops I feel a little stupid for that. This is a really enjoyable sea adventure that holds up well. I recommend the audio narrated by Andrew W [...]

  • Matt

    5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Thus, to that question asked six thousand years ago by Ecclesiastes, "That which is far off, and exceedingly deep, who can find it out?" only two men have the right to answer: Captain Nemo and myself.I have changed my mind about "not liking science fiction" because I keep finding science fiction books that I really enjoy like The Martian, the YA novels Illuminae and The Fifth Wave and now this book. 20,000 Leagues is r [...]

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