Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules VerneJourney to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Journey to the Center of the Earth

byJules Verne

Mass Market Paperback | May 6, 2008


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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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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 Unde...
Title:Journey to the Center of the EarthFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.7 inPublished:May 6, 2008Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1416561463

ISBN - 13:9781416561460

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay It took me forever to get through this book. I felt like the plot didn't start to grip me until around halfway through so I kept putting it down. Also, unfortunately, in the copy that I have (Penguin Classics) the chapter titles almost always give away what is about to happen in the following chapter. It was difficult to be surprised. Despite this it was a good classic to read and really imaginative for its time.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book by an amazing author! His books are some of the best that is for sure and this one is no exception. It's an amazing read!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! Jules Verne is hands down my favourite author! This is my favourite book that he wrote. Truly amazing!!!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome!! An enjoyable, easy read. Jules Verne was a true master of his craft.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A true classic This book is still as entertaining today as it was in its own time. It is the first work by Jules Verne that I've read so I was pleasantly surprised at how quick the plot progressed and how enjoyable/easy it was to read.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Definitely a book worth checking out, I couldn't put it down! It was the first book that got me into the rest of Verne's writing and I am so glad a read it. The cover on this edition is also beautiful, though I found the colours were not as vibrant as they were on screen.
Date published: 2016-11-08
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