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Twenty thousand leagues under the sea.
1828 – 1905
The greatest underwater adventure!
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 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. Thus, the book has been able to age well because of its scientific theories, unlike some of Verne's other works, like Journey to the Center of the Earth, which are not scientifically accurate and serve more simply as adventure novels.
“The title refers to the distance traveled while under the sea and not to its depth”
"Vingt mille lieues sous les mers," is the original French Title.
Captain Nemo's name is an allusion to Homer's Odyssey, a Greek epic poem. In The Odyssey, Odysseus meets the monstrous cyclops Polyphemus during the course of his wanderings. Polyphemus asks Odysseus his name, and Odysseus replies that his name is "Utis", which translates as "No-man" or "No-body". In the Latin translation of the Odyssey, this pseudonym is rendered as "Nemo", which in Latin also translates as "No-man" or "No-body". Similarly to Nemo, Odysseus must wander the seas in exile (though only for 10 years) and is tormented by the deaths of his ship's crew.
The event will be located at the Bianchi Restaurant in Zürich. Check your invitation card for the details about date and time.
The Bianchi is an inviting and relaxed establishment with Italian flair. It is passionately devoted to the pleasure of eating, warm hospitality, and of course the finest of fish dishes. With its 14 Gault Millau points, this restaurant has quickly developed an unbeatable reputation when it comes to fish.
Ristorante BIANCHI SA | Limmatquai 82 | 8001 Zürich