Journey to the Center of the Earth Journey to the Center of the Earth
Apple Books Classics

Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • 4.2 • 813 Ratings

Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Many credit Jules Verne with inventing the genre of science fiction. In this novel, the author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days whisks us back in time and deep into the earth’s core. We follow eccentric scientist Otto Lidenbrock and his team on a dangerous exploration to an Icelandic volcano that he believes is actually a tunnel to the center of the earth. The deeper the group travels, the more treacherous the landscape becomes, littered with the bones of ancient animals and besieged by electrical storms hurling fireballs from above. But the biggest surprise of all may be waiting for them when they finally emerge…

Published in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth is riddled with scientific inaccuracies, all of which were based on the accepted theories of Verne’s day. That context only adds to the enjoyment of the story—and doesn’t detract from the amazing fact that Verne accurately predicted a staggering number of future inventions.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1904
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
300
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
513.8
KB

Customer Reviews

Luhmski ,

Interesting historical science

Excellent adventure and interesting to see science viewed in the eyes of the 19th century

Goodman+ ,

Long story

I did not expect this work of fiction to be so filled with the scientific arguments of its time. The characters are not believable, so it was a struggle to finish this book. The book has been used and exploited by Hollywood to make movies that don’t follow the book’s story.

Cubanoso ,

Quite a Journey

What a wonderful read! There is science, humor, tension, foreboding. Axel’s narration is a delightful balance between the exquisite and the banal. I’m encouraged to read more Verne.

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