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The Child of the Cavern by Jules Verne

The Child of the Cavern

by Jules Verne

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Simon Ford, zijn vrouw en zoon zijn in de mijn blijven wonen nadat deze stilgelegd is. Na 10 jaar stuiten zij op nieuwe steenkoollagen. Zij zenden bericht aan de voormalig opzichter James Starr. Daarmee begint een reeks incidenten gericht tegen het opnieuw exploiteren van de mijn. Deze incidenten zorgen voor een spanningsopbouw in het verhaal, dat zich afspeelt in Schotland in de 19e eeuw.
  edjemacoil | Oct 24, 2013 |
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  Georges_T._Dodds | Mar 30, 2013 |
Not one of his better known novels, the characters here are all totally unbelievable and the basic plot pretty daft (a common point made against Verne plots, but more than usually evident here), though there are some moments of quite good suspense. As a SAD sufferer I found the idea of so many people willing to live permanently underground quite horrible and entirely unfeasible. What comes across most clearly here is Verne's love of Scotland as some chapters are brain dumps of Scottish geography, history, culture and literature. ( )
  john257hopper | Jun 24, 2010 |
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The story takes place in a revived and now prosperous coal mine. Amazingly, life in the mine has everything that one desires, including a lake, fish and attractive homes. Yet there lurks an evil presence. Unexplainable things start happening. But why? The evil force could destroy the underground city!… (more)

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