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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

by Na

May 1, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
Professor Otto Lidenbrock's great adventure begins by chance when a scrap of paper drops out of an ancient book he has just bought. The coded inscription reveals the existence of a passageway leading to the centre of the earth and that the entrance lies within the crater of an extinct volcano in Iceland.

The professor travels to Iceland accompanied by his nephew, Axel, a keen young geologist. Together with a Swiss guide, they descend into the bowels of the earth where an amazing prehistoric world awaits them.

Written in 1864, Journey to the Centre of the Earth established Verne as a pioneer of science fiction. This edition has been revised and improved for a modern readership.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: May 1, 2014

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848376103

ISBN - 13: 9781848376106

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Journey To The Center of The Earth Book "Jules Verne" Vs Movie Critique Journey To The Center of The Earth Book Vs Movie Critique In my opinion the film-maker's vision/interpretation of the novel is flawed. Jules Verne's book "Journey to the center of the earth" was written spectacularly with descriptions that draw images in your mind clearly and vibrantly. It was a well accomplished classic that should be read and shared with others over and over. Unlike the movie, the book is detailed and goes through parts of the story step-by-step similar to a procedure to the point where it feels like you're actually experiencing the adventure. It allows your imagination to wander freely, builds suspense and makes you wonder what events will occur next. Although some parts of the book are predictable, it still hooks you back in and holds your attention as the story progresses. As for the movie, it ignored about 50 percent of Verne's original text to create a dazzling, well lit path to the Earth's core and they populated the destination with dinosaurs which seemed unreasonable and unfortunate. The book was more complex and difficult but returns scientific knowledge in it's place, however the movie was more simple and illogical and altered the plot significantly. What disappointed me was that the movie made it seem like it took about a week to reach the bottom but in the book it seemed more like a year. In my opinion, I thought that the movie was entertaining but mainly captures the interest of younger viewers with all the prehistoric creatures, adventure and special effects. The director of the movie replaced the imagery in your mind to something different that he/she thinks fits the role. This ruins the purpose of using your mind to create your own adventure in your mind. You are basically watching someone else's creation and not what you wanted. All the characters did not appear or sound like how I thought they would, such as Hans, he did not have long blonde hair, deep blue eyes and wasn't as enormous as mentioned in the book but his characteristics were indeed the same. The plot was also changed which made Grauben a member of the journey and along with a few new characters. They were constantly chatting about things unnecessary and did not seem to have struggled or suffered to reach the center of the earth. In addition, the story Jules Verne wrote was more emotional and had many twist-and-turns. Some examples of this was when the diligent explorers suffered immensely and severely. There were several times when Axel tried requesting to return home and he even seemed worried as I had imagined. He was even near death from dehydration and what I thought would be his last words was "Come to me, I'm dying." It seemed really depressing since the poor boy was giving his life for his uncle's journey and it persuaded me to think that he would actually be removed from existence and that his end was near. But, hope had saved Axel's precious life which cheered me up. Additionally, in the book, Axel was near death several times but in the movie, the explorers did not deny this dangerous journey and continued on happily and carelessly even after losing all their water without any side effects or interactions with difficult obstacles that would come in their way. However, some of the visions the director chose reflected upon mine as they were quite similar. I enjoyed the scenes of the primitive age where lots of beasts and new species were shown as they were fascinating, vivid and similar to what I had imagined. Another part that was similar to mine was how the movie ended, it matched what I thought almost completely. How they returned home with their discovery, received honour and an abundant amount of joy. Overall, I would say that the movie was worth-while and entertaining, but don't expect too much from it. I enjoyed the book more than the movie and would recommend reading the book instead as it had much more suspense, adventure, details and it is created by your heart's content and not from someone else's perspective. But, they were both well made.
Date published: 2011-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Classic! After 146 years in existence, Monsieur Verne's novel still amazes us to this day. The fantastic journey into the center of the earth is full of vivid imagery based on the science of the day. The book is a quick great read and never dull. Fun all around.
Date published: 2010-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Journey to the Center of the Earth This was the best book i ever read! If i could, I would give it a 100 out of 5! It was a really good book! i loved it! it was facinating! so fun to read! every one on Earth should read this book!
Date published: 2001-10-30

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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

by Na

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: May 1, 2014

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848376103

ISBN - 13: 9781848376106

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Professor Otto Lidenbrock's great adventure begins by chance when a scrap of paper drops out of an ancient book he has just bought. The coded inscription reveals the existence of a passageway leading to the centre of the earth and that the entrance lies within the crater of an extinct volcano in Iceland.

The professor travels to Iceland accompanied by his nephew, Axel, a keen young geologist. Together with a Swiss guide, they descend into the bowels of the earth where an amazing prehistoric world awaits them.

Written in 1864, Journey to the Centre of the Earth established Verne as a pioneer of science fiction. This edition has been revised and improved for a modern readership.

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