Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Now available in a new translation, this classic of nineteenth century French literature has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater toward a sunless sea where they... show more
Now available in a new translation, this classic of nineteenth century French literature has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater toward a sunless sea where they enter a living past and are confronted with the origins of man. Exploring the prehistory of the globe, this novel can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. Verne's distinctive combination of realism and Romanticism has marked figures as diverse as Sartre and Tournier, Mark Twain and Conan Doyle.
Publish date: September 17th 1998
Publisher: Oxford U.P.
Pages no: 217
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...