Verne's science fiction of the scientists who travel deep into the earth's volcanic tunnels and what they find there! Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes theme discussions and study questions.
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In mid-nineteenth century Europe, science fact and science fiction occupied twin thrones of the human imagination in a brave new world on the frontiers of discovery. The particular gift of Jules Verne, author of Around The World in 80 Days and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as well as Journey to the Center of the Earth, was to ground his fiction in carefully researched science, to endow fantastic adventure with compelling realism.
Often called the father of science fiction, Verne forecast with eerie accuracy many scientific achievements of the twentieth century. Exploration of outer space, submarines, helpicopters, air conditioning, guided missiles and motion pictures all appear in his novels.
A multitalented actor, Shadoe Stevens reads this great journey. He starred in the highly rated comedy series, Dave's World on CBS. In addition to creating, writing and starring in commercials, he also hosted the world's biggest radio show, "American Top 40."From the Back Cover:
An adventurous geology professor chances upon a manuscript in which a sixteenth-century explorer claims to have found a route to the earth's core. Professor Lidenbrock can't resist the opportunity to investigate, and with his nephew Axel, he sets off across Iceland in the company of Hans Bjelke, a native guide. The expedition descends into an extinct volcano toward a sunless sea, where they encounter a subterranean world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests, and fantastic marine life—a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence.
Originally published in 1864, Jules Verne's classic remains critically acclaimed for its style and imaginative visions. Verne wrote many fantasy stories that later proved remarkably prescient, and his distinctive combination of realism and romanticism exercised a lasting influence on writers as diverse as Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Jean-Paul Sartre.
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Book Description Priory Classics / Peter Haddock. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. There Are No Published Dates Listed : Looks To Be Around The 80s : Priory Classics / Peter Haddock : Semi Large Print : No D / J : Glazed Illustrated Boards : Overall , A Very Nice Book : Bookseller Inventory # 9 - 12313