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By Jules Verne

This version of 20,000 Leagues below the ocean incorporates a Foreword and Afterword by means of T. A. Barron.

Jules Verne is taken into account the "Father of technological know-how Fiction" end result of the energy of this--his most famed novel.

"The 12 months 1866 used to be signalised via a amazing incident, a mysterious and confusing phenomenon, which no doubt not anyone has but forgotten. let alone rumours which agitated the maritime inhabitants and excited the general public brain, even within the inside of continents, seafaring males have been fairly excited. retailers, universal sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, either one of Europe and the USA, naval officials of all nations, and the Goverments of a number of States on continents, have been deeply drawn to the matter.

For in the past vessels were met through 'an huge, immense thing,' a protracted item, spindle-shaped, occationally phosphorescent, and infinitely greater and extra swift in its hobbies than a whale."

It is that this "something" that Professor Aronnaz units out to encounter--and therefore starts off the main excellent underwater trip ever. From Atlantis to the South Pole, the reader is taken via hazards, surprises, and the unsurpassed majesty of the marine international.

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Yet I like to picture Sappho singing among and to other women, sometimes simply among her female friends – as she says, “to delight my [female] companions” (fr. 160). The women of her audience, and later audiences, could recognize themselves in the familiar situations, such as missing absent friends and lovers. Even the surviving fragments express and rejoice in women’s lives. With the passage of time, Sappho’s work has been transformed over and over, from performed song, to written poem, to torn fragment, to this latest English translation.

I urge you [to sing] of Gongyla, [Abanthis], and play the lyre, while desire for her once again flutters about you, who are beautiful.  .  .  .  .  .  .  . for mortal women.  .  .  . to celebrate all night long.  .  . because we, too, did these in our youth.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . pretty.  .  .  . [26] Kypris Song How can someone not be hurt and hurt again, Queen Aphrodite, by the person one loves – and wishes above all to ask back?

Thinks.  . reminding me now of Anaktoria gone. I would rather see her lovely step and the radiant sparkle of her face than all the war chariots in Lydia and soldiers battling in arms.  .  .  .  .  . festival, Lady Hera, which the kings had performed atoning for the son of Atreus after they had completed great labors, first around Troy and later stopping here, for they could not find the seaway before seeking you and Zeus, god of suppliants, and Semele’s alluring son.  . we too perform as in those olden days.

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