Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas
An Underwater Tour of the World1869
Translated from the Original French
by F. P. Walter
The French title of this novel is “Vingt mille lieues sous les mers”. This is accurately translated as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas—rather than the Sea, as with many English editions. Verne’s novel features a tour of the major oceans, and the term Leagues in its title is used as a measure not of depth but distance.—Ed.