Journey to the Center of the Earth
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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 4th 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 155
Edition language: English
Series: Extraordinary Voyages (#3)
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...