Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

Simon & Schuster | May 6, 2008 | Mass Market Paperbound

Journey to the Center of the Earth is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
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.

Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.

Read with confidence.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.9 in

Published: May 6, 2008

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416561463

ISBN - 13: 9781416561460

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best book that I have ever read. It is a classic and will be read for years to come. It is definitely a book worth checking out. Once you start the book you will not won't to but it down. Once you read a Jules Verne you will won't to read his other books. There are many written styles to chose from any one is as good as others.
Date published: 2014-01-23
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

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.9 in

Published: May 6, 2008

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

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.

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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.

Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.

Read with confidence.

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.