Presents an adaptation of the story of Professor Von Hardwigg, his nephew Harry, and their guide Hans as they explore a volcanic crater in Iceland that leads them to the center of the Earth and to incredible and horrifying discoveries.
Journey to the Center of the Earth was published in 1864. Verne was fascinated with the northern and southern poles of Earth and as Arctic exploration was in its infancy in the mid-19th century, the unknown north was an ideal setting for the imaginative forays of science fiction, a new literary genre. Northern exploration was in the news and Verne was inspired to write a novel based on the premise that the center of the Earth is hollow. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.
Gregg Tuskins works for the Smithsonian Institute for the National Museum of America when he discovers this very old artifact from the late 1800s—a very old book with detailed information about some strange and weird doorway inside an old abandoned mine shaft—but the map is so old that they have to figure where the location of this place is. One of the places it mentions about is the Muddy Mountains up in the state of Wyoming nearby Rawlins, Wyoming, but Pete Ashcraft hires Vincent Doreance as he is trying to stop Gregg Tuskins from discovering this old doorway as Vincent Doreance has murdered people that have been getting too close in trying to find this old abandoned mine shaft. Some of the weird and strange things started back when the mine shaft was discovered back in the late 1800s. This also probably caused the death of a miner that caused the shaft to become abandoned until now. The Slaughter House Gulch Ghost has been haunting the trail that the miners once used to travel back and forth from their camp to the mine shaft, and they end up discovering this doorway deep inside this old abandoned mine shaft that was closed down around one hundred years ago as this doorway is strange and weird looking as it doesn’t look like it was created by earthlings as it has green tint in different areas on this doorway as the dark transparent is too dark to see through. The mysterious doorway has held secrets of an ancient alien race for over one hundred years as they expedition is about to discover what lies behind the green door.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. It explores the prehistory of the globe, but can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater towards a sunless sea where they enter a living past and are confronted with the origins of man. A classic of nineteenth-century French literature, the novel's distinctive combination of realism and Romanticism has marked figures as diverse as Sartre and Tournier, Mark Twain and Conan Doyle. This new translation of the complete text is faithful to the lyricism, verve, and humour of the original. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (French: Voyage au centre de la Terre, also translated under the titles A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and A Journey to the Interior of the Earth) is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano. From a scientific point of view, this story has not aged quite as well as other Verne stories, since most of his ideas about what the interior of the Earth contains have since been disproved, but it still manages to captivate audiences when regarded as a classic fantasy novel.