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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Sun, 2017-Oct-22 02:08 UTC
Length - 2:03
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 269,464 views on Saturday, 21 October 2017 our article of the day is Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A Tour of the Underwater World) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870.
The novel was originally serialized from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel's periodical, the Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation. The deluxe illustrated edition, published by Hetzel in November 1871, included 111 illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou. The book was highly acclaimed when released and still is now; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. The description of Nemo's ship, called the Nautilus, was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes features on submarines, which at the time were very primitive vessels.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:08 UTC on Sunday, 22 October 2017.
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