A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages)
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Perhaps a little too much time is spent getting to the subte...more
P.S. My version was published in 1954 and translated by Willis T. Bradley.
If you want to find the best for one this, go for Robert Baldick's translation. I am very familiar with the basic plot by reading an abridged version several times...more
Harry: Awww, Uncle! Can't I stay home and wait until it comes on the Discovery Channel? I'm allergic to danger!
Professor H: Shush, you ninny. Are you a man, or are you a woman in men's clothing? To the volcano!
In picking this book up from the library I had fantastic preconceived images burned into my mind of what I might expect to read (prehestoric animals, humanoids, battles, escapes, etc.). I was more than a little disappointed to find it lacking most of those mentioned. I have read books like "Snowcrash" that blow my preconceived notions away with more than expected surprises, but "...more
I was surprised at all of the legit (though outdated) science in it. I thought this was going to be more like The Time Machine, and that they were going to discover an entire civilization under the earth or something. I'd've been interested in an annotated version that talked about all the science presented, in terms of a) what was thought to be true at the time it was written a...more
The story was drier than I expected. I grew up watching the Pat Boone, James Mason movie of the book which is pre...more
One of the criticisms I came across was that of this novel "being too descriptive, and long-winded", and comments of that nature.
Now, after having just finished the book, I feel at liberty to respond to these statements as being misguided or unwarranted. By...more
I admit that it took my mind a while to re-acclimate to the writing style of the time, not that it was difficult to read, it was just far too easy to skim. So, bringing my mind to a scree...more
دي تعتبر أول رواية خيال علمي اقرأها في حياتي وانا لسه في نصها .. ورأيي المبدأي فيها ان الفكرة حلوة اننا نلاقي عالم مغامر عنده رأي و نظرية بيدافع عنهم وبيجتهد عشان يثبتهم .. أما اكسل فحسيت انه شاب يافع مسكين أٌجبر على حاجة هو مش عايزها وده غلط من البروفيسور .. أما نشوف هيحصل ايه في الترم التاني =)
هذا وقد انتهيت من هذه القصة .. طبعا انا قريت أو ب...more
I am apparently in a mood for adventure stories, with quirky gentlemen, surrealistic fantasy and an insane amount of optimism. Reading this book made me happy. I like Verne's way of writing and I think he is a skillfull story teller. He has the disadvantage that his stories are too popular and that these days hardly anybody reads his books any more but rather watch the film, or just don't bother with the book because they know the story somewhat. It is a shame really, this book is written in suc...more
So begins one of the most beloved classics of science fiction ever published, Jules Ve...more
With that being said, though, I was more than a little disappointed. I thought I would be reading a fantastical story about a mystical journey and what I got was a lesson on geology, geography, history, science, and more. Verne's narrator is not sympathetic at all. His persistent whining m...more
Overall, I liked the book. Can't say I loved it. I felt like th...more
|Classics for Begi...: * Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne||48||93||Nov 22, 2013 08:48PM|
|Catching up on Cl...: Journey: Chapters 1 - 11||37||20||Jul 15, 2013 11:56AM|
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|Catching up on Cl...: Journey: Chapters 34 - 45||8||10||Jul 11, 2013 08:19AM|
|Catching up on Cl...: Revisiting Journey to the Center of the Earth||20||20||Jul 09, 2013 08:11PM|
|Catching up on Cl...: Journey: Chapters 12 - 22||3||9||Jul 09, 2013 06:03PM|
|Catching up on Cl...: Journey Books vs. Movies||3||6||Jun 23, 2013 02:06PM|
Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa...more