20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

An Underwater Tour of the World


Translated from the Original French by F. P. Walter

Text Prepared by: F. P. Walter, 1433 Cedar Post, No. 31,

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A complete, unabridged translation of Vingt milles lieues sous les mers by Jules Verne, based on the original French texts published in Paris by J. Hetzel et Cie. over the period 1869-71.


The French title of this novel is Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. This is accurately translated as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SEAS—rather than the SEA, as with many English editions. Verne's novel features a tour of the major oceans, and the term Leagues in its title is used as a measure not of depth but distance. Ed.