Journey to the Center of the Earth
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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 25th 2006
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
TITLE: Journey to the Centre of the Earth AUTHOR: Jules Verne TRANSLATOR: William Butcher EDITION: Oxford World's Classics DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2008 (reissue) FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9780199538072 ______________________________ Description: "Now available in a new translation...
Unbelievably I didn’t know much about this before I started reading. I’ve seen neither of the films so I was unspoilt when I began, which was in large part due to the glowing review by BT. Unlike me before I read it, I’m sure that most of you know the plot that underpins the book, that of Professo...
The next day the sky was again overcast; but on the 29th of June, the last day but one of the month, with the change of the moon came a change of weather. The sun poured a flood of light down the crater. Every hillock, every rock and stone, every projecting surface, had its share of the beaming torr...
This is somewhat interesting. It tries to stay scientific instead of totally going off some some tangent like sci-fi does these days. I'm sure in it's time, it would have been beyond amazing because so much of it could have been true for all people knew.
Prof Liedenbrock discovers a note pointing the way to journey to the centre of the earth, and drags his nephew Axel along with him.Axel is the narrator of the whole thing, explaining the science of the time and trying to be the voice of reason as his uncle throws himself into equipping an expedition...