Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
An incredible adventure from the master of science fiction. Jules Verne's imagination plays out beautifully in this thrilling tale of discovery. On translating an ancient manuscript which professes to tell the reader of a passageway into the very centre of the earth, a professor and his reluctant nephew head off on a perilous expedition. Joined by their Icelandic guide they set off through the crater of a volcano, descending into labyrinthine tunnels until they find themselves encountering a prehistoric wonderland. However what lurks in the giant cavern beneath the earth's surface may not be so friendly. Encountering fearsome beasts of various forms, and with their way out blocked, the men face a terrifying race to make their way back to civilization.
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright who is credited as being one of the originators of literary science fiction. His Voyages extraordinaires series of novels include such classics as Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Although he was often regarded derisively as a writer of genre fiction or children's literature, his influence extended to French avant-garde and surrealist circles, and to this day he is considered one of the finest writers of his generation and a key figure in world literature.
Pub Date: 2016
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches