A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Large Print - 2012 | Large print edition
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1863. Professor Liedenbrock deciphers a cryptic message giving instructions on how to find a passage to the centre of the earth through the crater of an Icelandic volcano. The professor, his reluctant son, Axel, and an Icelandic guide, set out on an incredible journey. As the three explorers descend into the bowels of the earth, they encounter many strange phenomena and dangers, including a vast underground world lit by electrically charged gas at the ceiling, a deep subterranenan ocean, and creatures that have long since vanished from the surface above. Will the adventurers live long enough to tell their extraordinary tale?
Publisher: Seattle, WA :, Loki's Publishing,, [2012]
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781479370917
Branch Call Number: LPF VER NVD
Characteristics: 1 volume (large print) ; 26 cm


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JCLJENNYT Mar 25, 2020

This is my second time reading through the novel and what I blocked from my memory was how long it takes for this story to get started. It isn't until the characters are a third of the way through the novel that they start to breach the crust of the earth. I still think that this is my favorite of Vernes I just wish that we could get more of the descriptions of the world below because honestly those are the most engaging part of the prose. I love the idea of time essentially going backward at least ecologically speaking as they get farther and farther in. Axel for the most part is a pretty engaging main character and doesn't fall into the whining trope he just takes it as it comes.

I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to dive into the world of Verne.

_McGeek_ Feb 06, 2020

I love a good classic but let's be honest, they aren't easy, with side effects including sudden napping or thought wandering. I can happily say that is not the case with Journey To the Centre of the Earth! Jules Verne seems to have a unique and uncommon imagination for his (or any) time, making this book a fun, adventurous and quick read.

Jul 24, 2018

Despite being an older book, its literary style has been updated to a more modern vocabulary recently, and is worth reading for those who enjoy an adventurous classic. From the beginning, the story pulls in readers by introducing puzzling pieces of evidence of a mysterious land, with small scraps of an undecipherable language, and suspense. The author does an remarkable job using description to create vast scenes of Icelandic territories, as well as vivid images of volcanoes. The characters gather to voyage off to a volcano, where they descend to make extraordinary findings, including signs of an ancient past. This adventure also contains an abundance of scientific knowledge, perfect for those who inquire of, for example, geological structures or land formations. Verne's work has influenced many other works, which gave him the reputation as the "pioneer of science fiction," and came to create a very well-known book. Rating: 4.5 of 5
- @Mercurial_Series of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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.

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.

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

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.

Jul 02, 2011

A wonderful, adventurous tale.

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