Journey to the Center of the Earth

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Ace Books, 1956 - Fiction - 256 pages
22 Reviews
Jules Verne's third science fiction novel describes the discovery and exploration of a secret tunnel which leads through a volcano to the centre of the Earth. The leader of the expedition, together with his ward and joined by his nephew and an Icelandic guide commence the journey.

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Review: Journey to the Center of the Earth (Classic Starts)

User Review  - Diosanubiz - Goodreads

Another wonderful book for Jules Verne. It was incredible read it. I imagine all of the journey. Verne was a great writer. I though I read a couple of book about his novels. I really enjoyed it always ... Read full review

Review: Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages #3)

User Review  - AhmEd ElsayEd - Goodreads

The First foreign Novel in my life Read full review

About the author (1956)

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for the day but later became commonplace. Verne is the second most translated author in the world (following Dame Agatha Christie). Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.

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For some time, Verne's father pressed him to abandon his writing and begin a business as a lawyer, with Verne arguing in his letters that he could only find success in literature. The pressure to plan for a secure future in law reached its climax in January 1852, his father offered Verne his own Nantes law practice. Faced with this ultimatum, Verne decided conclusively to continue his literary life and refuse the job, writing "Am I not right to follow my own instincts? It's because I know who I am that I realize what I can be one day."