Now available in a new translation, this classic of nineteenth century French literature has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater toward a sunless sea where they enter a living past and are confronted with the origins of man. Exploring the prehistory of the globe, this novel can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. Verne's distinctive combination of realism and Romanticism has marked figures as diverse as Sartre and Tournier, Mark Twain and Conan Doyle.
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The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist--together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans--discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne's imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questor. As David Brin notes in his Introduction, though Verne never knew the term "science fiction," Journey to the Centre of the Earth is "inarguably one of the wellsprings from which it all began."
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0192836757
Book Description Oxford University Press 1998-09-17, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0192836757. Bookseller Inventory # Z0192836757ZN
Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0192836757. Bookseller Inventory # Z0192836757ZN
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110192836757