Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 352 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in
Published: May 6, 2008
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416561463
ISBN - 13: 9781416561460
About the Book
Verne takes young readers on one of the most incredible journeys ever imagined--from Icelands frozen tundra far down into fantastic underground prehistoric worlds and back up again through the fires of an erupting volcano--in this unabridged edition of his classic novel. Illustrations.
From the Publisher
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works
of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book
includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students
and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding
of the writer and their work.
Originally published in French in 1864, Journey to the Center
of the Earth tells the story of Professor Lidenbrock, his
nephew, and a hired guide who, following the instructions of a
medieval alchemist claiming to have found a passage to the center
of the earth, travel deep into an Icelandic volcano. Deep in the
earth, the dangers are beyond imaginable. They traverse
subterranean oceans, have encounters with dinosaurs and other
prehistoric beasts, and do so all in the spirit of adventure and
discovery. Considered a classic in the science-fiction and fantasy
genre, Jules Verne's epic novel is an enduring tale of man's desire
to uncover the great unknowns of life and nature.
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About the Author
Jules Verne, one of the most influential writers of modern times, was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. These and others have been made into movies and TV mini-series. Twenty Thousand Leagues is even the basis of a popular ride at the Disney theme parks. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.