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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: The Completely Restored and Annotated Ed.

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For the past 120 years, readers of English have known only a poor imitation of Jules Verne's classic French novel Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers and consequently relegated the writer to the category of a "boy's author". Since 1873 the standard English version has been Lewis Mercier's mangled "translation," a work that's filled with errors, mistranslations, and bogus additions, and missing nearly a quarter of Verne's original text.

Now, thanks to the life-long efforts of two Verne scholars, the English-speaking world at last has access to a definitive translation, the only English version based solely on the level of literary artist and scientific visionary, a category he has always enjoyed in Europe and Russia.

Mercier's act of literary vandalism went unnoticed until 1965, when New York University English professor Walter Miller discovered the missing text and began the restoration of the Verne masterpiece. After nearly thirty years of work, including rigorous examinations of his translation by experts in marine technology and biology, Miller teamed that Frederick Paul Walter in 1992 to create this landmark scientific and literary achievement.

Restored to the volume along with the original woodcut illustrations are the entertaining and often prescient drams of Captain Nemo, widely considered the prototypical science-fiction character. In this novel alone Verne has anticipated submarine diving planes, scuba gear, underwater laboratories, and marine ecological disasters. He also inspired large-scale underwater mining and farming of flora and fauna, and electricity from thermoclines, all currently in development.

Restoration of these visionary ideas and some twenty-three percent of the original text is certain to elevate Verne's standing in American scientific and literary circles.

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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.

Synopsis:

The definitive new translation of a timeless classic, this annotated edition of '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.' Now readers of English can appreciate what Europeans and Russians have known for more than a century. Jules Verne is a savvy storyteller meant for adult consumption. Yet his sense of wonder appeals to all ages.

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ISBN:
9780870216787
Translator:
Walter, Frederick Paul
Translator:
Miller, Walter James
Translator:
Walter, Frederick Paul
Translator:
Miller, Walter James
Author:
Verne, Jules
Author:
Miller, Walter James
Publisher:
US Naval Institute Press
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Underwater exploration
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Underwater exploration -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
War
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9.88x7.02x1.16 in. 1.59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , The definitive new translation of a timeless classic, this annotated edition of '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.' Now readers of English can appreciate what Europeans and Russians have known for more than a century. Jules Verne is a savvy storyteller meant for adult consumption. Yet his sense of wonder appeals to all ages.
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