By Jules Verne
The deep-sea exploits of secretive Captain Nemo, embarking at the world's first worldwide vendetta.
When an unidentified “monster” threatens overseas transport, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil sign up for an excursion equipped via the U.S. army to seek down and damage the threat. After months of fruitless looking out, they eventually grapple with their quarry, yet Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard within the assault, purely to discover that the “monster” is de facto a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded via a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally enforcing guy who calls himself Captain Nemo. therefore starts a trip of 20,000 leagues—nearly 50,000 miles—that will take Captain Nemo, his workforce, and those 3 adventurers on a trip of discovery via undersea forests, coral graveyards, miles-deep trenches, or even the sunken ruins of Atlantis. Jules Verne’s novel of undersea exploration has been attractive readers ever considering that its first e-book in 1870, and Frederick Paul Walter’s reader-friendly, scientifically meticulous translation of this visionary technology fiction vintage is entire and unabridged right down to the smallest substantial detail.
Jules Verne was once born in 1828 right into a French lawyering family members within the Atlantic coastal urban of Nantes. even though his father despatched him off to a Paris legislation college, younger Jules have been writing at the part due to the fact that his early teenagers, and his puppy issues have been the theater, commute, and technology. Predictably adequate, his criminal reviews led nowhere, so Verne took an afternoon task with a inventory brokerage, in his off-hours penning scripts for farces and musical comedies whereas additionally publishing brief tales and novelettes of medical exploration and adventure.
His large step forward got here whilst he mixed his theatrical knack together with his clinical bent and in 1863 released an African experience yarn, 5 Weeks in a Balloon. After that and till his demise in 1905, Jules Verne was once one of many planet’s best-loved and best-selling novelists, publishing greater than sixty books. different imaginitive favorites by means of him comprise The Mysterious Island, Hector Servadac, The Begum’s hundreds of thousands, grasp of the realm, and The Meteor Hunt. Verne ranks one of the 5 such a lot translated authors in background, in addition to Mark Twain and the Bible.
Frederick Paul Walter is a scriptwriter, broadcaster, librarian, and beginner paleontologist. A long-standing member of the North American Jules Verne Society, he served as its vp from 2000 to 2008. Walter has produced many media courses, articles, studies, and papers on facets of Jules Verne and has translated many Verne novels, together with notable trips: 5 Visionary Classics and The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, either additionally released by means of SUNY Press. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Lenkt man den Blick auf Untergattungen2, so beobachtet man das lebendige Werden und Vergehen stets neuer Formen: etwa durch Umkehrung von Anbeginn, Umkippen an einem bestimmten Punkt, Sprecher- und Adressatenvariation. Während Horaz in seiner Poetik die Fiktion mehr oder weniger ›reiner‹ Gattungen pflegt, geht die römische Praxis andere Wege. Gattungskreuzungen3 sind für sie bezeichnend. Zur Kunst, mit Gattungen schöpferisch umzugehen, gehört auch Einschluß von Elementen aus anderen Genera: Im Spiel mit Traditionen kann der Dichter seine Originalität beweisen.
NDIAYE, De l’indoeuropéen au latin et au grec. Initation à la grammaire comparée du latin et du grec avec exercices corrigés, tableaux synthétiques et lexiques, Bruxelles 2009. , 526 f. 24 ENTWICKLUNGSBEDINGUNGEN DER RÖMISCHEN LITERATUR seinen Kern zurückzuführen, alles Entbehrliche wegzulassen, sie ist wie geschaffen für feierliche Inschriften und geistreiche Epigramme, für die Keulenschläge und Seitenhiebe des Redners, aber auch für das gewichtige, geheimnisvoll mehrdeutige Wort des Dichters.
An Claudius Quadrigarius, dessen Latein weniger archaisierende Züge trägt als das der späteren Historiker. Insofern kann man, wenn auch mit Einschränkungen, der Ansicht beipflichten, erst Sallust habe – und zwar durch sein bewußtes Zurückgreifen auf den alten Cato – den Gattungsstil der römischen Geschichtsschreibung geprägt. Dies gilt freilich nur in streng stilistischer Perspektive. Die Summe der Strukturmerkmale, wie sie sich aus der Mischung griechischer und einheimischer Traditionen ergaben, hatte sich längst herausgebildet.