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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Dover Thrift Editions) (original 1864; edition 2005)

by Jules Verne

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Title:Journey to the Center of the Earth (Dover Thrift Editions)
Authors:Jules Verne
Info:Dover Publications (2005), Paperback, 160 pages
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Jules Verne; 1828-1905 Novelista francés, padre de la novela científica, nacido en Nantes y fallecido en Amiens. Aunque estudió derecho en París, sentía poco apego por la abogacía y mucho, en cambio, por las letras. Fue precursor de la ciencia ficción y de la moderna novela de aventuras. Fue un estudioso de la ciencia yl a tecnología de la época, lo que, unido a su gran imaginación y a su capacidad de anticipación lógica, le permitió adelantarse a su tiempo
  gabiladino | Sep 3, 2015 |
This is the first Jules Verne novel that I've ever read. I can't say I enjoyed it, or that I am impressed. True, it is meant to be an exciting science fiction journey, and I suppose that it is that. As it was one of the first of this genre, I ought to cut it some slack, but I really didn't enjoy it much. Mostly it was boring. ( )
  baobab | Aug 26, 2015 |
It appears that there are two circulating English versions of Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. The one I read on my Kindle was published by Dover, and the protagonists are the German mineralogy Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel, the narrator of the tale.

On deciphering a secret Runic/Latin message written in an old Icelandic MS by the 16th c. savant, Arne Saknussemm:

Descend the crater of the Jokul of Snafell, that the shadow of Scartaris softly touches before the Kalends of July, bold traveller, and thou wilt reach the center of the earth. Which I have done.,

the Professor and his nephew set off immediately for Iceland.
Arriving in Iceland, the Professor hires an Icelandic eider-hunter, Hans, as a guide to for their ascent of (and subsequent descent into) the crater of Snafell. Marvellous adventures follow, most unbelievable, given what we now know of dormant volcanoes and the center of the earth, and the travellers eventually emerge through the volcano of Mount Stromboli in Sicily. It's an entertaining and quick read, if thoroughly preposterous. ( )
  janeajones | Jul 30, 2015 |
A little is lost in translation and it's a bit dated. However this is still an entertaining story of a great adventure undertaken by two German geologists and their Icelandic guide. You just need to ignore certain scientific advances since it was written and make allowances for some attitudes of the time. ( )
  nebula21 | Feb 18, 2015 |
I really didn't enjoy Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth." As you'd expect, there was lots of adventuring through dark caves until the big "payoff" at the end, which wasn't terribly exciting. Verne's narrator is constantly saying how they are all going to die on this journey, but it's clear he's writing the book after the journey, so you know right off they don't.

This reminded me a lot of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" in that there is a lot of description that gets tedious and then the ultimate conclusion doesn't really make everything worthwhile.

Perhaps this just hasn't aged well. ( )
  amerynth | Jan 11, 2015 |
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Arias, ValentinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Asimov, IsaacIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bair, LowellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baldick, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Butcher, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Jones, Diana WynneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mina, GiuseppeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nimoy, LeonardAfterwordsecondary 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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What a stunning discovery: an old, coded note that actually contains directions for reaching the Earth's very core! And once he finds it, renowned geologist Professor Liedenbrock can't resist setting out with his 16-year-old nephew to go where only one man has gone before. Jules Verne takes young readers on one of the most incredible journeys ever imagined, from Iceland's frozen tundra far down into fantastic underground prehistoric worlds and back up again through the fires of an erupting volcano.… (more)

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