Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
(Bantam Classics)

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...the novel’s skillful plotting and tone of suspense. Some of the events described in the novel may seem impossible, but Verne writes them so well that they convince of their probability.
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A pioneer in the genre of science fiction writing, Jules Verne possessed an uncanny ability to imagine — often with startling accuracy — the future possibilities of science. In this classic novel, first published in 1864, the author introduces readers to Otto Lidenbrock, a professor of geology who ventures into a fantastical world within an extinct Icelandic volcano. Verne's vivid imagination and masterful storytelling ability has made this book a popular choice among readers for more than 140 years. This version is believed to be the most faithful rendition into English of this classic currently in the public domain. The few notes of the translator are located near the point where they are referenced.

 

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Jules Verne was a French writer and pioneer of the science fiction genre through novels like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and The Mysterious Island. A visionary, Verne wrote about air, space, and underwater travel long before the ability to travel in these realms was invented, and his works remain amongst the most translated, most continually reprinted, and most widely read books of all time. Jules Verne died in 1905 having paved the way for future science fiction writers and enthusiasts.
 
Published June 15, 2012 by Aerie. 228 pages
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Suite 101

Good
on Mar 13 2011

...the novel’s skillful plotting and tone of suspense. Some of the events described in the novel may seem impossible, but Verne writes them so well that they convince of their probability.

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Common Sense Media

Above average
on Apr 23 2013

This classic work of imaginative fiction from one of the fathers of the science-fiction genre has lasted for nearly 150 years for a reason -- it's exciting and brilliantly inventive, even visionary.

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