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If you ask people for the name of the world’s most translated writer, the classic bestseller of all time, the only popular writer to have increased in popularity over more than a century,1 you will get some surprising answers. If you further enquire as to the identity of the only Frenchman to have achieved universal renown and which of his fictional heroes and vessels are often quoted without even naming the work, some odd looks may be forthcoming. Verne, Nemo, and the Nautilus have entered the world’s collective memory; but the three remain so far away from real recognition that they must be located in some deep, subconscious fold of it.
The only signs of their existence, dragged up from the murky depths, are invariably confused or mistaken. These blinking apologies for a reputation need to be put out of their misery. Thus Verne is not a science-fiction writer: most of his books contain no innovative science. He did not write for children. The poor style often associated with his name is not his. And Nemo does not speak with a mid-Atlantic drawl.
In order to try to understand how these ideas came to life, and how such an outstanding literary figure could have acquired so poor a reputation in Britain and America, we should start by briefly disposing of the author’s life and studying Verne’s publishing history.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea PDF: Details
- Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
- Author: Jules Verne
- Published in: 1870
- Number of Pages: 302
- Format: PDF
- Genres: Novel, Science Fiction, Speculative fiction, Adventure fiction, Nautical fiction, Scientific romance
- Available: Yes
- Size: 1.23 MB