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It was a secret message by an ancient alchemist, found on a crumbling scrap of parchment. And if Saknussemm was right, then every theory about the molten core of the earth is wrong. Prof. Otto Lidenbrock has to learn the truth. So Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and the Icelandic hunter Hans climb down the cone of an arctic volcano and into......

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  • Basma shalaby
    2019-05-02 02:03

    كنت بحبها جداااا من أفضل وأمتع ما درست في مجال القصة الإنجليزية على مدى سنوات الدراسة كافةمستر فاروق فلوبس وذكريااااااااات لا تنسى :)

  • Maha
    2019-05-14 02:10

    دي كنت عمالة ادور عليها :Dمش فاكرة حاجة غير اني كنت بحبها حتي مش فاكرة تفاصيلها :Dذكريات ثالثة اعدادينفسي اجيب القصص دي تاني واقعد اقرأهاإن شاء الله حاعمل كدا :)

  • Cope
    2019-05-20 23:25

    Great book, bad ending. I'm mad because they never actually reach the center of the earth. Otherwise, its a great book.

  • Ally
    2019-04-28 01:25

    Title: A Journey to the Center of the EarthAuthor: Jules VerneGenre: Science FictionTheme(s): Discovery/Science/AdventureOpening line/sentence: “On 24 May 1863, which was a Sunday, my uncle, Professor Lindenbrock, came rushing back toward his little house, No. 19 Konigstrasse, one of the oldest streets in the old quarter of Hamburg.”Brief Book Summary: Axel and his uncle find a priceless piece of paper in a book and it leads them on a terrifying, adventurous, journey to find the center of the earth. Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Melyssa Malinowski (Children's Literature) Axel is quite at home with rocks. Perhaps this is because he lives with his eccentric but brilliant uncle, the geologist and adventurer Professor Lidenbrock. Usually, his uncle s adventures are odd, but not completely insane. That is until a runic note falls from a text that Professor Lidenbrock is reading. The note becomes the key to a quest that may lead them the very center of the earth. The pair departs immediately for Iceland, hiring Hans Bjelke as a guide. They follow the instructions on the note and do indeed find a passage into the earth. There, they experience a number of wonders and frights far beyond what they have ever imagined. They pass through a chamber with flammable gas and use acoustic phenomenon to talk to each other while they are miles apart. They continue on and find an ocean. They cross the ocean, only to witness two dinosaurs attacking each other. Then, they see a herd of dinosaurs walk by a prehistoric man over twelve feet tall. The travelers begin to leave, only to be stopped by a caved-in tunnel. They blast their way through and are rushed out of the volcano in a pool of water and magma. They return to their home in Germany and are greeted with joy and treated famously. While this story is indeed a classic and truly belongs on library shelves, only the most die-hard fantasy fans will love this book. Verne s descriptions and characterizations are wonderful, but he is definitely not a writer for the casual reader. 2008, Puffin Classics, $4.99. Ages 8 up. (PUBLISHER: Puffin (London:), PUBLISHED: 2008.)Professional Recommendation/Review #2: From the Publisher: Journey to the Center of the Earth is the story of Professor Lindenbrock, his nephew Axel and their quest for the secrets contained at the earth's core. Led by Hans, their Icelandic guide, Lindenbrock and Axel descend deeper into the planet than anyone has ever gone before...but will they make it back to the surface alive?Response to Two Professional Reviews: I like the first review. I think it is very detailed and captures key events in the novel. However, I don’t really like the second review. While it is accurate, I feel that it is lacking detail. Evaluation of Literary Elements: The word choice in the novel helps create suspense and anticipation in the novel.Consideration of Instructional Application: I would use this novel to teach about adventure and science fiction novels. I want to use this novel to help get students interested in adventure and science fiction novels because they can be a good escape for students and even help foster ideas of pieces that they would like to write.

  • Zac
    2019-04-27 02:08

    Journey to the center of the earth takes place in the mid eighteen hundreds. Otto the main character discovers the work of a philosopher from the sixteen hundreds who was from iceland. In this work Otto starts to believe that the center of the earth is not a hot liquid but another environment that in habitable Otto starts to think that it is possible to travel there and he starts to develop a expedition to the center of the earth. Otto and his accompany set off to Iceland where you can supposedly travel down to this underworld. When they get to Iceland they hire a guide to take them to this inactive volcano so that they can start there decent to the center of the earth. They do indeed make it to the center of the earth and it is a habitable place. They find all kinds of life in the center of the earth such as plants and fish they even find evidence of a person. in attempt to discover more they blow up part of a wall and they end up getting sucked into an active volcano area. You will have to read to see what happens from there I would rate this book eight out of ten. I am not really a fan of science fiction books or so I thought but this one is not bad. There isn’t really anything or anyone in the book that is trying to play the role of god like in a lot of science fiction books. However the book does question what we think we already know. everyone “knows” that the center of earth is just liquid magma, but is there really anyway to be sure of what’s down there if no one has actually been down there and come back? I ended up liking this book more than I thought I was going to because of the fact that it wasn’t really aliens and taking over the planet it was more of an adventure and discovering possibilities of what else might be out there even though we think we already know. There are some parts of the book that get kind of slow but I would definitely recommend pushing through because it gets exciting.

  • mari dewitt
    2019-05-06 22:04

    Wonderful fantasy!

  • Rebecca Reid
    2019-05-18 22:06

    Supposedly, Jules Verne is, in France, considered a “travel and adventure” writer, and is considered one of the great French authors, along with Zola, Hugo, and Dumas. Although I don’t consider him one of the greatest authors I’ve read, I have no doubt that Jules Verne is a great author, and well deserving of his “classic” status. The splendor of his writing may have been lost in translation.His novels are amazingly inventive creations, a mix of science and fantasy. I am not generally interested in science fiction, but Jules Verne I can read and enjoy. Many name him the father of science fiction, and I definitely can see him as an influence on later writers. In general, I really like Jules Verne’s books because they feel like classics “light.” The stories are simply fun, and the prose is not challenging to read for the most part (although some of his book gets science heavy in parts). As for the science fiction aspects of some of his novels, they truly do make for a fun adventure!A Journey to the Center of the Earth (originally published 1864 in French) was our book for this month’s book club, and I really enjoyed it, although I don't consider it a favorite classic or my favorite Verne novel (I've now read three).More thoughts on my blog

  • Dave Holcomb
    2019-04-29 02:04

    I picked this up simply because I have not read anything by Verne in forty years, and I was wondering if I would still enjoy his work.As it happened, I found this one a bit weak -- more predictable and almost formulaic than many of Verne's other novels. A quick read, but a bit more painfully and glaringly dated than works like "Around the World in 80 Days" or "An Antarctic Mystery", in which the story more effectively compensates for the holes in the science.I would recommend it for a young reader without hesitation, but for an adult I would suggest skipping this one and instead indulging in one or more of Verne's other titles.

  • Clarkhou
    2019-04-25 22:15

    The story is set in the 19th century. It simply begins with a German professor and his nephew introducing their life styles and characteristics. Soon after the professor is hooked to an old book coded with runic letters, and holding secrets that he is eager to find out. Soon, after days of intense investigation on decrypting the codes written, his nephew cracks it and it is written the details of where to go in order to get to the center of the earth. And so the professor's mind is set straight to embark for a incredulous adventure to the center of the earth.

  • Beth
    2019-05-08 02:10

    Books written in this era have a particular explanatory style that is both informative and annoying. In this case, the science is so wacky that it took away from the story (for me) as compared to Moby Dick where the details of whaling were welcome and helpful. This was my first Jules Verne book, although I've long been a fan of the old movie - the one with Pat Boone. I can see why so many people, like Doc Brown in Back to the Future, would find this an exciting tale. As a modern reader though it feels less than spectacular.

  • Levi Makula
    2019-05-07 19:09

    This book is revolutionary for it's time. Not many writers were as witty and imaginative as Raymond James and it shows in "A Journey To The Center Of The Earth". It keeps the reader guessing the whole time, very unpredictable. His imagination is what makes this book good. However, the way it is written can sometimes be bland and even a bit unnecessary in some circumstances, Too much time is spent on the finer details, which could easily be removed. Still a very good read! A wonderful adventure story.

  • Scott
    2019-05-13 19:18

    The melodramatic 19th Century language could be a bit much for contemporary readers who just want a roiling tale, or expect simply that. The story is more surreal travelogue than action novel. The cover art on the icon here is accurate, but misleading. Like Shelly's Frankenstein and Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the story is a rather preoccupied with the role of Science, except in this case, it is praise rather than critique.For the astute reader, what this volume does offer is a journey to the Center of the mid-19th Century.

  • Miri
    2019-05-09 22:13

    I really admire Verne for having such a wide mind when it came to scientific issues in his novels. He was very specific and precise in every detail about the world that surrounds us. Maybe he was not that correct if we compare his sayings with present data and studies but he was very brave to write with such precision. Really enjoyed this one :)

  • Joellen Armstrong
    2019-05-10 20:25

    Fantastic read! There are definitely parts where I skimmed a little because the geological language and references were lost on me, but it doesn't deter from the story-line or excitement. So adventurous, so creative, and the comical pieces and lines are absolutely perfect. I can't wait to read more from Jules Verne.

  • William Day
    2019-04-29 02:22

    I was bored reading this book. The narrator was too manic for most of the book. Either he was too smart or too stupid, as well as being too over joyed or too scared to death. I have watched several of the movies and now know that they were only loosely based on this book. I had higher hopes that this book would be as good as 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."

  • Kristin
    2019-05-25 01:12

    A fun read that was interesting in a Jules Verne sort of way. A classic worth the time. I listened to the Audible version by Tim Curry and it was an auditory treat. How does he make his voice DO THAT??

  • Joshua Bermudez
    2019-04-27 22:23

    It's a classic the story of 3 travels exploring the center of the earth one a man with his uncle and another travel the 3 of them want thorugh challenges like survival dirst and gas i give this book a 9/10

  • Angel
    2019-05-23 01:22

    I found this one to be boring.I enjoyed the writting. Julio Verne is really good at that, but the story was really slow.I was expecting to see a lot of the center of the earth, and to read about amazing adventures in there. I got dissaponinting because, againg, it was kind of boring.

  • Noah 11-12
    2019-05-04 23:01

    This was a great book! Although the one I read was a different one than this (it wasn't on GR). It kept you interested and wanting to read. Very descriptive. And was very precise and to the point. Also great pictures to help visualize.

  • Carmen Thong
    2019-05-25 20:09

    Reread of an old favourite. What can I say - brilliant! I really wish I could give it a wholehearted five stars because of how much I love it, but admittedly the exposition of this book just takes waaaaay too long. When they actually begin their journey, however, just wow.

  • Robert
    2019-05-03 20:58

    Recently I read Verne's Around the World in 80 Days. I thoroughly enjoyed that. I am looking forward to reading more of his works, including this one. I will read the actual book, not an abridged version for middle schoolers.

  • Joshua
    2019-05-02 17:57

    This was a fine book, simplistic but entertaining. It was odd to read Verne's attempts at dead pan humour, but otherwise it was enjoyable but not spectacular

  • Andrew
    2019-05-08 00:25

    it is dreamy but this was before 10 years ago when u just have a child brain :)

  • JCStitches
    2019-05-07 22:15

    I can't say this book is one of my favorite stories or that I would even read it again, but it IS deserving of being a "classic."Something that I've noticed in all of Verne's novels, that continues in this one, is that I can't really connect with the characters. They're bland and forgettable, unless they're just outright annoying or unbelievable. That would be my only major complaint.To contrast that, I was fascinated by the creativity of Verne's descriptions of the journey beneath the earth and all the extradinary sights to be seen. Vivid, imaginative, and bizarre - decribing a journey you would want to take yourself is truely where this book shines. If the characters were not the most interesting, they were also merely incidental to the adventure being told. While many of the theories stated in the story have been disproven, it doesn't change the fact that this pushed the furthest boundaries of science and fiction for the time period.

  • Guy
    2019-05-18 17:58

    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Jules Verne, starts out very intriguing just grabs you and keeps pulling in. Axel’s Uncle Professor Lidenbrock drags Axel through an adventure that wears them both down but yet they go deeper, Axel is not too lenient on this adventure, but Lidenbrock is extremely obsessed to find the center. They must go into a inactive volcano called sniffles, to begin their long, dark, cold journey.

  • Stella
    2019-05-24 01:25

    I read a bunch of Jules Verne books when I was a teenager. This wasn't one of them, but I certainly do not remember the writing being so repetitive and bad! Most annoyingly, you spent most of the book wishing that Harry, the nephew, comes to some unfortunate end so that you don't have to put up with his incessant whining anymore. Not an enjoyable read.

  • Matthew Fedje
    2019-05-11 01:58

    This book alone set me on my path toward a career in earth sciences. So many new and exciting geologic processes were intertwined with a coming of age story of a young adult. A truly amazing read for any budding teenage scientist like myself when I was 16. I will always credit my interest in the earth to Jules Verne.

  • P.S. Winn
    2019-05-19 21:58

    I love Jules Verne, was this author psychic or what? I am astounded by the accuracy of a few of the things he apparently saw years and years ago that relate to today. In this novel the adventure takes readers to the center of the earth for thrills, horrors and even a bit of a conspiracy. You have to love the classics and this author is definitely one to pick up.

  • Emily
    2019-05-02 21:25

    I listened to this book, rather than reading the hard copy, which was a new experience for me. So, I'm not sure if I didn't like it as much for that reason, or because it just didn't engage me as much. Interesting story, I'm not sad I read it, but I couldn't always follow what was happening.

  • Ken
    2019-05-18 23:11

    I would rate it somewhere between a 2 and a 3. It was well written, in that the style was good and it really got into the science of things. However, it was rather boring for the most part. I imagine in a world before Dune and other such science fiction endeavors, this would have seemed more spectacular.

  • Samuel
    2019-05-23 19:22

    An amazing adventure with slim chances of survival at every turn. I first read this when I was eight (it was a shorter version) but it has stuck with me for all of my years.

  • Mark Palmer
    2019-05-18 21:09

    I have loved the James Mason movie, and finally got around to reading the original.

  • Nia
    2019-05-14 01:18

    i thought it was full of fun and adventure! i loved it!!!!!

  • Traci
    2019-05-18 00:14

    Started with Oliver, didn’t get far.