“20000 Leagues Under the Sea” Index


Note: The Questions and Answers underneath this index were created for my own personal enjoyment.  My wife joked that I overanalyze things, and maybe I do.  I would suggest that if any teachers use such questions that they not make the mistake of killing the enjoyment of the classics for their students by overanalyzing things.  A better approach would be to just be yourself and share your enthusiasm for a book.  I had a high-school English teacher who was very enthusiastic about “Huckleberry Finn”, but overanalyzed it and had us write responses to so many analytical questions about it that I grew to hate that book.   It was an Advanced Placement English, but that is not an excuse to kill the love of learning with too much bookwork.

The questions were based on reading the Scholastic Classics version (with suggested retail $2.99 in the U.S. when I bought it). ISBN 0-439-22407-1.

There is a supposedly great modern edition with great footnotes based on modern translation from the original French editions by Jules Verne. It is sold on Amazon with the following description:

“Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: The Definitive Unabridged Edition Based on the Original French Texts” (Hardcover)

by Walter James Miller and Frederick Paul Walter

  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Inst Pr (September 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557508771
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557508775
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