ISBN 9788129101464,A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth


Jules Verne


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9788129101464

ISBN-10 8129101467


Number of Pages 279 Pages
Language (English)
Journey to the Center of the Earth is an adaptation from the French novel Voyage and Center de la Terre published in 1864. It is the second in the popular science-fiction series Voyages Extraordinaries. An impetuous German professor, Otto Lidenbrock, discovers an encoded manuscript wherein is mentioned the passageway to the center of the earth. He prepares a roller-coaster expedition on the basis of this and is accompanied by his faithful nephew, Axel, and his stoic Icelandic guide, Hans. The many months they spend in the underground world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests, and fantastic sea creatures and their final resurfacing leaves an indelible mark on the mind of the reader. About the Author Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French author whose writings shaped the development of modern science fiction. After studying law he chose to follow his interest in literature. In 1863 Verne published the first of his Voyages Extraordinaries—Cinq Semaines en Ballon (Five Weeks in a Balloon). Verne’s novels were immensely popular throughout the world, the most famous being Around the World in Eighty Days.