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Read online Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3) The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth s very core In his quest to penetrate the planet s primordial secrets the geologist together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide Hans discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions Verne s imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questo by Jules Verne

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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3)
Title:Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3)
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Classics, Science fiction, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
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i To go around the world in such a short time and with the means of transport currently available was not only impossible it was madness i br br One ill fated evening at the Reform Club Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days and he is determined not to lose Breaking the well establised routine of his daily life the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover accompanied by his hot blooded French manservant Passepartout Travelling by train steamship sailing boat sledge and even elephant they must overcome storms kidnappings natural disasters Sioux attacks and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England to win the extraordinary wager i Around the World in Eighty Days i gripped audiences on its publication and remains hugely popular combining exploration adventure and a thrilling race against time br br Michael Glencross s lively translation is accompanied by an introduction by Brian Aldiss which places Jules Verne s work in its literary and historical context There is also a detailed chronology notes and further reading, ALL that could be discovered however on these pieces of paper was a few words here and there the remainder of the lines being almost completely obliterated by the action of the water Lord Glenarvan examined them attentively for a few minutes turning them over on all sides holding them up to the light and trying to decipher the least scrap of writing while the others looked on with anxious eyes, Verne s tale of a trip to the moon is as you d expect from Verne great fun even if bits of it now seem in retrospect a little strange Our rocket ship gets shot out of a cannon To the moon Goodness But in other ways it s full of eerie bits of business that turned out to be very near reality he had the cost when you adjust for inflation almost exactly right There are other similarities too Verne s cannon was named the Columbiad the Apollo command module was named Columbia Apollo had a three person crew just as Verne s did and both blasted off from the American state of Florida Even the return to earth happened in more or less the same place Coincidence or fact We say you ll have to read this story yourself to judge, No description available