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Journey to the Center of the Earth (original 1864; edition 2022)

by Jules Verne (Author)

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An adventurous geology professor mounts an expedition that descends into a subterranean world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests, and fantastic marine life -- a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence. Jules Verne's 19th-century action classic has the added appeal of a psychological quest, in which the journey is as significant as the destination.… (more)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (Author) (1864)

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  archivomorero | Nov 9, 2022 |
Side Note: Unfortunately this edition did not have the best editing team. Was the nephew's name Harry or Henry? I believe Harry was used with slightly more frequency. What is innition? Ah, because it's inanition. These typos and overall lack of content oversight broke the story's flow, not to mention appear less than professional.

Review: I admire how Jules Verne can create an epic journey that did not include direct combat, or a political or romantic subplot, or some other generic, modern plot device. So much of the story takes a realistic approach: sometimes explorers take wrong turns, make poor decisions, conflict with leadership, experience freakish luck, and the sense of discovery often occurs during the slowest, longest leg of the journey. But because our main characters are intellectuals, or "learned men" as Verne prefers to refer to them, when the environmental action is slow (even boring to those addicted to hype as our modern culture encourages) the intellectual action is fast. So much to discover in the most ordinary of sites! The whole story adhered to a pleasurable pace and alternated with the philosophical, psychological, and physical survival themes. It was a travelogue with good company and a scenario that we dream about as kids.

I give it a 4 instead of a 5 for two reasons. 1) While Harry's and the Professor's altercations reflect normal familial relationships when traveling, sometimes the characters tested my patience. Sometimes Harry was too much a petulant child--yet that same behavior in a slightly different situation makes him the voice of reason and the Professor a bully. Verne repeats this formula several times and I would have liked to see more character growth. 2) Much of the book appears realistic, yet later in the story when most of the fantastical scenarios occur I found myself not taking the story seriously. The way the characters react, how lucky they get (degree of avoiding physical harm), and how sharp the story switched from realistic to over-the-top escapades disturbed my experience.

Still a fan of Verne. It's hard to come by a quality scientific (yet not futuristic) adventure that excludes the random romantic subplots or politically-enticed backstabbing. ( )
  leah_markum | Oct 28, 2022 |
Formats: PB & audiobook ( )
  The_Literary_Jedi | Oct 2, 2022 |
its a adventure novel and its best for adventures lovers. ( )
  rehanasarwar617 | Sep 8, 2022 |
Not much I can say by way of reviewing this. If I had read it when I was young, it probably would have had more appeal. Verne was a scientist at heart, and it shows clearly in his writing. I found the details of the volcano and Iceland fascinating and even the most unbelievable parts seemed possible in the context of the book itself.

Not my genre, though, and enough to let me know I can take the other Verne's off my TBR. ( )
  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
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Verne, JulesAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arias, ValentinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Armiño, MauroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bair, LowellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baldick, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bellonci, MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradley, Willis T.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Butcher, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clarke, Arthur C.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Curry, TimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dietz, NormanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fortney, Isabel C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heise, Ursula K.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, Diana WynneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kähkönen, PenttiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malleson, Frederick AmadeusTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Pober, ArthurAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Riou, ÉdouardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robinson, Kim StanleyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevens, ShadoeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walter, Frederick PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward ArthurIllustratorsecondary 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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An adventurous geology professor mounts an expedition that descends into a subterranean world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests, and fantastic marine life -- a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence. Jules Verne's 19th-century action classic has the added appeal of a psychological quest, in which the journey is as significant as the destination.

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