OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198818649

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,639
Author: 
Jules Verne; William Butcher
Pages
464 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Apr 2019
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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  • 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.

 
'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 The volume also contains unpublished information about the novel's inception.

Index: 

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

About the author: 

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).

"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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