A well devloped story by Bulwer-Lytton's and regarded as one of his best works of science fiction. It is about an American civil engineer who incidently entered an underground world. There he discovers a subterranean paradise inhabited by a race, the Vril-ya who tell him that they are descended from ancestors who escaped the 'upper world' as a result of a deluge which covered the earth... Captivating!
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Secrets Lie Within The Earth
"Tell me frankly what you saw in that chasm: I am sure it was something strange and terrible. Confide in me."
The engineer long endeavoured to evade my inquiries. But at last, he spoke.
"I will tell you all. A steady brilliant light. I left the cage and clambered down. As I drew nearer and nearer to the light, the chasm became wider, and at last I saw, to my unspeakable amaze, a broad level road at the bottom of the abyss, illumined as far as the eye could reach by what seemed artificial gas-lamps placed at regular intervals, as in the thoroughfare of a great city; and I heard confusedly at a distance a hum as of human voices. I know, of course, that no rival miners are at work in this district. Whose could be those voices? What human hands could have levelled that road and marshalled those lamps?"
"You will descend again?"
"I ought, yet I feel as if I durst not."
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Book Description Read How You Want, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. EasyRead Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1425001963
Book Description Read How You Want.Com, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. easyread edition. 196 pages. 9.13x6.06x0.55 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1425001963