Journey to the Centre of the Earth

by JULES VERNE

  1. ISBN: 978-8129101464
  2. Pages: 288 pages
  3. Date: 1 June 2003

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Journey to the Centre of the Earth is an adaptation from the French novel Voyage and Centre de la Terre published in 1864. It is the second in the popular science-fiction series Voyages Extraordinaires.

An impetuous German professor, Otto Lidenbrock, discovers an encoded manuscript wherein is mentioned the passageway to the centre of the earth. He prepares a roller-coaster expedition on the basis of this and is accompanied by his faithful nephew, Axel and his stoic Icelandic guide, Hans. The many months they spend in the underground world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests and fantastic sea creatures and their final resurfacing leaves an indelible mark on the mind of the reader.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French author whose writings shaped the development of modern science fiction. After studying law he chose to follow his interest in literature. In 1863 Verne published the first of his Voyages Extraordinaires-Cinq Semaines en Ballon (Five Weeks in a Balloon). Verne’s novels were immensely popular throughout the world, the most famous being Around the World in Eighty Days.

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