Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Jun 14, 2018 - 288 pages
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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'From that hour we had no further occasion for the exercise of reason, or judgment, or skill, or contrivance. We were henceforth to be hurled along, the playthings of the fierce elements of the deep.' In Verne's science-fiction classic, Professor Lidenbrock chances upon an ancient manuscript and pledges to solve the mysterious coded message that lies within it. Eventually he deciphers the story - that of an Icelandic explorer who travels to the centre of the earth, finding his way there via a volcano. Inspired by the manuscript, The Professor is determined to follow in the explorer's footsteps and builds a crew of men which includes his nervous nephew Axel. Together they begin their journey to the centre of the earth, facing fearsome danger and adventure at every turn.

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User Review  - marsap - LibraryThing

A classic novel by the father of science fiction Jules Vernon. Written in 1864, the eccentric scientist Professor Hardwigg finds directions to the center of the earth in an old book and sets out, with ... Read full review

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I was given this large book one year when i was a kid and I still have it somewhere, Purnell Children's Classics I think, no doubt much abridged. Still a favourite of mine and one I hope to read to my kids when theyre a bit older (I was 10 I think when I got mine!) Read full review

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Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His classics such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days cemented him as one of the most prominent figures of French literature.

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