Tandem - Franco-British Arts Review (September-December 1998)
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas
(Vingt mille lieues sous les mers)
Pub. By Oxford University Press, in a new translation by William Butcher. £4.99.
French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, only to discover instead the Nautilus, a remarkable submarine built by the enigmatic Captain Nemo. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater marvels. But Nemo's mission is one of revenge . . . This new and unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the novel's tones and ranges.