Journey to the Centre of the Earth
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth
by Verne, Jules

by Butcher, William,

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.


Publication date: 2008

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9780199538072

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:11114

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