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Description - Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

With an introduction by David Stuart Davies. Translation by Frederick Amadeus Malleson. 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. AUTHOR: Jules Verne (1828 -1905) is a French author who, although he did not invent Science Fiction, was probably the most influential writer in the genre. Although basing many of his ideas on the latest technological advances of his time, his invention was so meticulous as to be totally convincing. His novels, such 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea' and 'Journey to the Centre of Earth' are classics of enduring popularity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853262876
ISBN-10: 1853262870
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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