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A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (original 1864; edition 2009)

by Jules Verne

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Title:A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Authors:Jules Verne
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Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth follows the German professor Otto Lindenbrock and his nephew Axel as they, along with their guide Hans, descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, see various prehistoric animals, and return via the Stromboli volcano in Italy. Verne found inspiration in the geologist Charles Lyell’s 1863 book, Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man as well as some of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. This edition, published by Oxford University Press, features a new translation from the original French by William Butcher. The book also features an introduction situating Verne and his work in its historical milieu as well as an explanation of the translation. As part of the Oxford World’s Classics series, the novel features explanatory notes for many of the scientific and foreign-language terms Verne used to add verisimilitude to the book. Though typically classified as science-fiction, the term was not popularized until Hugo Gernsback used it in the 1920s, and Verne himself would have considered this an adventure novel as it focuses more on the journey than the science or technology involved in getting there. This edition works well for those studying science-fiction and its history, though, and is a must-read for even the casual fan! ( )
  DarthDeverell | Jul 17, 2019 |
I first read this a number of years ago and recalled as your basic boy's adventure tale with a bit of science thrown in. I think it is still that, though the science is clearly quite dated and the whole thing strangely fantastical. Fun to read but I got the impression he just wanted to extricate(literally) our trio and came up with a more than crazy way to do it.
  amyem58 | Jun 17, 2019 |
A mysterious parchment inspires Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew to begin a journey to the centre of the earth. Brilliantly imaginative story and fascinating exploration of geology and prehistoric history ( )
  AccyP | Jun 17, 2019 |
Ce livre raconte l'histoire d'un scientifique, le Professeur Lidenbrock, et de son neveu Axel, qui découvrent le mystérieux parchemin d'un certain Arne Saknussemme. Dans ce parchemin, ils découvriront qu'il est maintenant possible d'aller au centre de la Terre. Alors ils décideront de se lancer dans cette aventure, avec leur guide. Là-bas ils découvriront un monde aussi époustouflant que terrifiant....
  Haijavivi | Jun 12, 2019 |
This turns out to be a very odd drama that takes a long long time to get off the ground. I had a hard time getting past Lidenbrock locking them all up at the beginning in his mad attempt to solve the puzzle or make them all die trying.
  rakerman | May 7, 2019 |
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Verne, JulesAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arias, ValentinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bair, LowellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baldick, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Butcher, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clarke, Arthur C.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Curry, TimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dietz, NormanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heise, Ursula K.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, Diana WynneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malleson, Frederick AmadeusTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mina, GiuseppeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nimoy, LeonardAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pober, ArthurAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prebble, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walter, Frederick PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wyatt, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Looking back to all that has occurred to me since that eventful day, I am scarcely able to believe in the reality of my adventures.
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Large though it is, that asylum is not big enough to contain all Professor Lidenbrock's madness.
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Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne’s prophetic novel of man’s race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen.

When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane’s adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a “manned” flight, one man’s dream turns into an international space race.

A story of rip-roaring action, humor, and wild imagination, From the Earth to the Moon is as uncanny in its accuracy and as filled with authentic detail and startling immediacy as Verne’s timeless masterpieces 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days.

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Follows Professor Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans as they venture deep into a volcanic crater in Iceland on a journey that leads them to the center of the earth and to incredible and horrifying discoveries.

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