20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

儒尔·凡尔纳 Jules Verne
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海底两万里(20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)简介:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. The first illustrated edition (not the original edition which had no illustrations) was published by Hetzel and contains a number of illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou.

The title refers to the distance traveled under the sea and not to a depth, as 20,000 leagues is over 15 times the radius of the earth. The greatest depth mentioned in the book is four leagues. A literal translation of the French title would end in the plural "seas", thus implying the "seven seas" through which the characters of the novel travel. However the early English translations of the title used "sea", meaning the ocean in general, as in "going to sea".

The word leagues in the English title is a literal translation of lieues, but refers to French leagues. The French league had been a variable unit but in the metric era was standardized as 4 km. Thus the title distance is equivalent to 80,000 km (twice around the Earth) or roundly 50,000 statute miles.[1] In common English usage 1 league equals 3 statute miles.  《海底两万里》这部作品叙述法国生物学者阿龙纳斯在海洋深处旅行的故事。这事发生在1866年,当时海上发现了一只被断定为独角鲸的大怪物,他接受邀请参加追捕,在追捕过程中不幸落水,泅到怪物的脊背上。其实这怪物并非什么独角鲸,而是一艘构造奇妙的潜水船,潜水船是船长尼摩在大洋中的一座荒岛上秘密建造的,船身坚固,利用海洋发电。尼摩船长邀请阿龙纳斯作海底旅行。他们从太平洋出发,经过珊瑚岛、印度洋、红海、地中海,进入大西洋,看到许多罕见的海生动植物和水中的奇异景象,又经历了搁浅、土人围攻、同鲨鱼搏斗、冰山封路、章鱼袭击等许多险情。最后,当潜水船到达挪威海岸时,阿龙纳斯不辞而别,把他所知道的海底秘密颂于世。


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