Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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Wordsworth Editions, 1996 - Fiction - 185 pages
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The father of science fiction, Jules Verne, invites you to join the intrepid and eccentric Professor Liedenbrock and his companions on a thrilling and dramatic expedition as they travel down a secret tunnel in a volcano in Iceland on a journey which will lead them to the centre of the earth. Along the way they encounter various hazards and witness many incredible sights such as the underground forest, illuminated by electricity, the Great Geyser, the battle between prehistoric monsters, the strange whispering gallery, giant insects and the vast subterranean sea with its ferocious whirlpool.

Although published in the nineteenth century, Journey to the Centre of the Earth has lost none of its power and potency to excite and engage the modern reader. The novel has been filmed many times, but nothing can compare with the thrills and excitement generated by the written narrative. It is supreme escapist entertainment for all ages.
 

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User Review  - marsap - LibraryThing

A classic novel by the father of science fiction Jules Vernon. Written in 1864, the eccentric scientist Professor Hardwigg finds directions to the center of the earth in an old book and sets out, with ... Read full review

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I was given this large book one year when i was a kid and I still have it somewhere, Purnell Children's Classics I think, no doubt much abridged. Still a favourite of mine and one I hope to read to my kids when theyre a bit older (I was 10 I think when I got mine!) Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
12
Section 4
37
Section 5
46
Section 6
59
Section 7
80
Section 8
91
Section 9
104
Section 10
106
Section 11
109
Section 12
139
Section 13
144
Section 14
152
Section 15
178
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Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77.

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