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By Jules Verne

ISBN-10: 1606208446

ISBN-13: 9781606208441

Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technology fiction novel through French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it truly is concerning the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as noticeable through one among his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released by means of Hetzel, incorporates a variety of illustrations via Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.

The name refers back to the distance travelled lower than the ocean, to not the intensity, as 20,000 leagues is 20 instances the radius of the earth. the best intensity pointed out within the booklet is four leagues. A literal translation of the French identify could lead to the plural "Seas", therefore implying the "Seven Seas" by which the characters of the unconventional go back and forth. despite the fact that, the general English translation of the name makes use of "Sea", which means the sea mostly, as in "going to sea".

The be aware leagues within the English name is a literal translation of lieues, yet refers to French leagues. The French league have been a variable unit yet within the metric period used to be standardized as four km. therefore the name distance is akin to 80,000 km (twice round the Earth) or roundly 50,000 statute miles. In universal English utilization 1 league equals three miles. (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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Jules Gabriel Verne (February eight, 1828 - March 24, 1905) used to be a French writer who pioneered the science-fiction style. he's most sensible recognized for novels equivalent to trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (1870), and world wide in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately house, air, and underwater commute earlier than air shuttle and useful submarines have been invented, and sooner than functional technique of house go back and forth have been devised. he's the 3rd so much translated writer on the earth, accordi

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533 Dijo, y despidiendo con ligereza el dardo hirió al caudillo Deicoonte Pergásida, compañero del magnánimo Eneas; a quien veneraban los troyanos como a la prole de Príamo, por su arrojo en pelear en las primeras filas. El rey Agamenón acertó a darle un bote en el escudo, que no logró detener el dardo; éste lo atravesó, y, rasgando el cinturón, clavóse el bronce en el empeine del guerrero. Deicoonte cayó con estrépito y sus armas resonaron. 541 Eneas mató a dos hijos de Diocles, Cretón y Orsíloco, varones valentísimos, cuyo padre vivía en la bien construida Fera abastado de bienes, y era descendiente del anchuroso Alfeo, que riega el país de los pilios.

Ignora el hijo de Tideo que quien lucha con los inmortales ni llega a viejo ni los hijos lo reciben, llamándole padre y abrazando sus rodillas, de vuelta del combate y de la terrible pelea. Aunque es valiente, tema el Tidida que le salga al encuentro alguien más fuerte que tú: no sea que luego la prudente Egialea, hija de Adrasto y cónyuge ilustre de Diomedes, domador de caballos, despierte con su llanto a los domésticos por sentir soledad de su legítimo esposo, el mejor de los aqueos todos. 416 Dijo, y con ambas manos restañó el icor; la mano se curó y los acerbos dolores se calmaron.

Ojalá que otro cargase con ella y tú fueras contado en el número de los jóvenes. 317 Respondióle Néstor, caballero gerenio: 318 -¡Atrida! También yo quisiera ser como cuando maté al divino Ereutalión. Pero jamás las deidades lo dieron todo y a un mismo tiempo a los hombres: si entonces era joven, ya para mí llegó la senectud. Esto no obstante, acompañaré a los que combaten en carros para exhortarlos con consejos y palabras, que tal es la misión de los ancianos. Las lanzas las blandirán los jóvenes, que son más vigorosos y pueden confiar en sus fuerzas.

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