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20K Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne

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20K Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne

Postby Omphalos » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:39 pm

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Re: 20K Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne

Postby Sev » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:04 am

This looks like the shoddy 1872 translation by Louis Mercier that cuts out almost a third of the original book - unfortunately it's also the one which is most widely available and read. If you look at the start of Chapter 2 Professor Aronnax writes "I had just returned from a scientific research in the disagreeable territory of Nebraska" - what Verne actually wrote was he'd been in the Badlands of Nebraska, a well-known geological terrain not a remark about its citizens :doh:

It's a shame that the most widely available Verne is a pale shadow of what he wrote...
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