Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Essential Gothic, SF & Dark Fantasy)
By: Jules Verne (author)Paperback
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An incredible adventure from the master of science fiction. Jules Verne's imagination plays out beautifully in this thrilling tale of discovery. On translating an ancient manuscript which professes to tell the reader of a passageway into the very centre of the earth, a professor and his reluctant nephew head off on a perilous expedition. Joined by their Icelandic guide they set off through the crater of a volcano, descending into labyrinthine tunnels until they find themselves encountering a prehistoric wonderland. However what lurks in the giant cavern beneath the earth's surface may not be so friendly. Encountering fearsome beasts of various forms, and with their way out blocked, the men face a terrifying race to make their way back to civilization.
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A master of science fiction writing, Jules Verne (1828-1905) brought the genre to life with his epic accounts of travel and adventure, with many of the technologies he described yet to be invented. His numerous notable works chart his fascination with any and every form of travel on, around, even under the Earth, displaying an almost child-like awe and appreciation of the unknown.
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