Jules Verne’s famous story to be told, 1875.




On the 2nd of the coming October, we will begin to publish a brand new story written by the famous French Novelist, Jules Verne, called—”Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” which tells of the strange scenes of peoples of the sea and shipwrecks, and so forth.

This story will be translated from French by the famous moolelo translator of Hawaii nei, and it will be written in language that will delight the Hawaiian people, and will be understood by the young and the old.

This is one of the most remarkable and true stories written, and over a hundred million copies were sold in France, England, and America. Therefore, those who have not subscribed before to the The Greatest Prize of the Hawaiian Nation should start, so they will be satisfied from beginning to end with the story.

[This was first published as a book in French just four years earlier in 1871 (and in English, in 1873)! This story appears as a serial in the Kuokoa from 12/18/1875 to 3/30/1878.]

[Follow up: George W. Kanuha is the translator of this classic! 2/19/2016]

(Kuokoa, 9/18/1875, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIV, Helu 38, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 18, 1875.

2 thoughts on “Jules Verne’s famous story to be told, 1875.

  1. Aloha! Thank you for this posting! Has anyone seen anything in Hawai’i’s newspapers about Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days after it was first published?

  2. Pingback: Death of the translator of Twenty Thousand Leagues Beneath the Sea, Oniula, George W. Kanuha, 1876. | nupepa

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