Journey to the Center of the Earth

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-03-04
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Verne takes young readers on one of the most incredible journeys ever imagined--from Icelands frozen tundra far down into fantastic underground prehistoric worlds and back up again through the fires of an erupting volcano--in this unabridged edition of his classic novel. Illustrations.

Author Biography

Jules Verne started out composing librettos, but the French-born author's passion for travel and exploration compelled him to turn to adventure tales, creating the prototype for today's science fiction. One of the most translated authors in the world, Jules Verne is best known for his classics, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

Table of Contents

My Uncle Lidenbrockp. 1
The Stange Parchmentp. 7
My Uncle is Baffledp. 13
I Find the Keyp. 21
Hunger Defeats Mep. 26
I Argue in Vainp. 33
Getting Readyp. 42
The First Stagep. 50
We Reach Icelandp. 58
Our First Dinner in Icelandp. 66
Our Guide Hansp. 72
Slow Progressp. 79
Icelandic Hospitalityp. 85
A Final Argumentp. 92
The Summit of Sneffelsp. 99
Inside the Craterp. 106
Our Real Journey Beginsp. 113
Ten Thousand Feet Below Sea-Levelp. 119
Upwards Againp. 126
A Dead Endp. 132
The New Columbusp. 138
I Collapsep. 144
We Find Waterp. 148
Under the Seap. 154
A Day of Restp. 159
Alonep. 165
Lost and Panic-Strickenp. 169
I Hear Voicesp. 173
Savedp. 179
An Underground Seap. 184
The Raftp. 193
We Set Sailp. 199
A Battle of Monstersp. 207
The Great Geyserp. 215
The Stormp. 221
An Unpleasant Shockp. 228
A Human Skullp. 235
The Professor Gives a Lecturep. 240
Man Alivep. 247
We Meet an Obstaclep. 255
Down the Tunnelp. 261
Going Upp. 267
Shot Out of a Volcanop. 274
Back to the Surfacep. 281
Home Againp. 288
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