A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

eBook - 2014
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When Professor Lidenbrock discovers coded messages about a passage to the center of the Earth in an old manuscript, he decides to undertake the adventure of a lifetime and travel through the volcanic passage described in his research. Accompanied by his nephew Axel and their Icelandic guide, he undertakes a fantastic journey, encountering unimaginable environments, terrible obstacles and strange creatures along the way. Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of Jules Verne's most renowned works of science-fiction. It was inspired by Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell, which discusses the origin of humans through geological discovery. Verne's novel has been adapted numerous times for film, television and theatre, including the 2008 film starring Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms.
Publisher: 2014. ,
ISBN: 9781443432979
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

"cool earth dude"

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"hey what you say when you throw my diapers away and fell yeah"

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"hiiiiiiiiii"

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"my dad hates the word dude"

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"dude"

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"earth is the only beauty planet"

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"they awesome"

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"coooooooooool"

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"awesome dude"

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"cool dude"

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Oluway
Jan 31, 2015

Excellent book! It's quite different from the movie versions that I've seen. But I loved the original book plot; very entertaining.

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Logovore
Mar 13, 2014

Jules Verne is one of the fathers of modern science fiction and therefore this should be read as a classic of the genre.

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horthhill
Jan 16, 2014

Jules Verne's "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" was fun to read. Despite being written in the early 1860s, the English translation used in the Puffin Classics edition of the story didn't feel old or quaint. In this edition Axel is Axel rather than Harry. I loved the humour in the story as the story unfolds in front of Axel's somewhat skeptical eyes. Or, is it teenage rebellion. Either way, Axel was a great foil to the Professor. Great read in many ways. Loved it.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

u should journey to the center of the earth

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baldand
Jul 08, 2011

This is a wonderful novel, but a very poor translation. In fact, it is probably giving it too much credit to call it a translation at all, given the number of things that get changed from the original French version, even the names of the main characters. Verne's Professor Liddenbrock becomes Professor Hardwigg, and his nephew Axel has his name changed to Harry. I noticed that the translator-adaptor's name wasn't even given for the book. Maybe the person didn't want to be asssociated with it. My advice would be to avoid this version and look for a proper English translation of Verne's marvellous fantasy.

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swallowtailcat
Jul 02, 2011

A wonderful, adventurous tale.

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