Journey to the Centre of the Earth

VERNE, Jules. Journey to the Centre of the Earth. London: Folio Society, 2001.

Hardback in a slipcase. Condition: as new, seemingly unread. This translation by William Butcher is based on the 1966 Livre de Poche edition. It features an introduction by Michael Crichton. The covers are bound in a cambric grained material with an illustration by the artist Grahame Baker.


Jules Verne



Journey to the Centre of the Earth Synopsis

Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne. It was first published in French in 1864, then reissued in 1867 in a revised and expanded edition. Professor Otto Lidenbrock is the tale’s central figure, an eccentric German scientist who believes there are volcanic tubes that reach to the very center of the earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their Icelandic guide Hans rappel into Iceland’s celebrated inactive volcano Snæfellsjökull, then contend with many dangers, including cave-ins, subpolar tornadoes, an underground ocean, and living prehistoric creatures from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras. Eventually the three explorers are spewed back to the surface by an active volcano, Stromboli, located in southern Italy.

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About Jules Verne

Jules Verne (February 8, 1828 — March 24, 1905) was a prolific French author whose writings laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction.

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Jules Verne


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