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
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, 19th Century
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.
In einem alten Dokument finden Professor Lidenbrock und sein Neffe Axel einen Hinweis zum Einstieg in die Erde. Ja, in die Erde. Daraufhin kann es der begeisterungsfähige Professor kaum erwarten gemeinsam mit seinem Neffen hinab zum Mittelpunkt der Erde zu steigen und sie gehen gemeinsam das größte ...
There was a time when this was my favorite book in the world. As a youth, I was captivated by Axel's evocative descriptions of his titular journey. I've probably read it at least a dozen times over the years, so it seemed only natural to revisit it now that I'm working my way through some of my ol...