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Viaggio al centro della Terra (Extraordinary Voyages #3)

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In un vecchio manoscritto il professor Lidenbrock, geologo e mineralogista, scopre un testo cifrato in cui è scritto che attraverso il cratere dello Sneffels, vulcano spento dell'Islanda, è possibile penetrare fino al centro della Terra! Folgorato dalla scoperta, Lidenbrock raggiunge la fredda isola dell'Islanda ed intraprende l'avventurosa discesa nelle viscere del pianet ...more
Paperback, Labirinti dell'Avventura 3, 219 pages
Published January 2003 by Newton Compton (first published November 25th 1864)
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Joya Joseph Theories can be trumped by reality and thus do not confuse the two.
Rory Generally they are standalones but there are some that have links (e.g 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea & The Mysterious Island) or are sequels to…moreGenerally they are standalones but there are some that have links (e.g 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea & The Mysterious Island) or are sequels to previous titles (e.g From the Earth to the Moon & Around the Moon).

I would personally suggest starting with his first few books like Five Weeks in a Balloon, Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Paris in the Twentieth Century (though the last one may be harder to find) to get a feel for this writer's style, I've read all of these so far and enjoyed them.(less)
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Stephen
Gawd dim it, bollocks, ShazBot and shit snacks...I am so, SO bummed that I didn’t experience Jules Verne’s novels for the first time as a young man, rather than as an aging manolescent. Reading them now, as a 41 year old, I still find myself carried away in the rollickingness of his well crafted adventures, but part of me knows deep down in my nethers that there’s a warm, gooey nostalgia that will always be missing. This giant load of empty in my core, if filled, would likely have elevated this ...more
James Lafayette  Tivendale
"As long as the heart beats, as long as your body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life"

I thought this book was brilliant and superbly well written by Venre as I will summarise below.

It follows 3 main characters:-
1) Professor Lidenbrock: a scientific genius who does not know when to quit even when the odds are less than 1% of success.
2) His Nephew, Axel: our narrator - written in a similar way to Conon-Doyle's Sherlock Holmes or
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Manny
Sep 12, 2011 Manny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Why does Jules Verne often remind me of Monty Python? I mean, it's not funny or anything. Perhaps I was struck by the fact that Robur-le-conquérant doesn't just feature a flying machine called the Albatross, but also gives you a precise figure for the speed of a swallow. Anyway, with further apologies:

Dead Parrot

Me: I wish to register a complaint about this novel, which I purchased not 45 years ago in this very boutique.

John Cleese: Oh yeah? What's wrong wiv it?

Me: The title is A Journey to the Center of t
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Shovelmonkey1
Jul 26, 2011 Shovelmonkey1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: old skool sci-fi fans
Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: 1001 books list
I've tried to make The Journey to the Centre of the earth myself people, and let me tell you, it is fraught with danger! It should be a warning to you that I'm writing this from the bed of a Burns unit by typing with two chargrilled finger stumps, because the centre of the earth is not some wonderfully hollow, sparkly geode, oh no! In reality its a burning hot ball of lava, so hot that it makes the centre of a Pop Tart feel like a skinny dipping spree at the North Pole. You have been warned. Geo ...more
Matthew
This was a DNF for me when I was a teenager. I loved the old movie, but I just couldn't get into the book.

Then, I selected this for my Goodreads book-club a couple of years ago thinking that now that I have grown up and read more - and because Jules Verne is one of the founding fathers of sci-fi - I would now love it. Unfortunately, it was still a bit slow and hard to get through. I enjoyed it, but it just didn't keep me enthralled liked I hoped it would.

Then, I went back and watched the movie a
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Tracey
I have had a ridiculous amount of fun this year listening to classic novels as audiobooks. When Audible offered a freebie (I think it was a freebie) of Journey to the Center of the Earth read by Tim Curry, I was excited – Tim Curry! Come on. It almost didn't matter what it was; I kind of place Curry in the same class as Tom Baker – love the actor, adore the voice, will listen to literally anything read by him. (Though Tom Baker wins by having been The Doctor, of course.)

And I was right. Curry wa
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Dirk Grobbelaar
Now began our real journey. Hitherto our toil had overcome all difficulties, now difficulties would spring up at every step.
I had not yet ventured to look down the bottomless pit into which I was about to take a plunge.
The supreme hour had come.


OK so if you’re a reader of Science Fiction, and especially the classics, you owe it to yourself to read some Jules Verne. Not only was he enormously influential in the genre, but he is responsible for stories that are still popular to this day.

What hum
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Markus
Jan 15, 2017 Markus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so good it's almost on the level of the Scrooge McDuck comic based on it!
Sonia
Oct 24, 2016 Sonia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Este clásico es una de las mejores aventuras que he leído en toda mi vida, emocionante desde el principio aunque el viaje en sí tardó en emprenderse. Me pareció que desde el mismo momento en que se encontró aquel manuscrito, la travesía ya había empezado. Incluso los preliminares se me hicieron tan ligeros y oportunos como un mapa que conduce directamente al tesoro. Cada detalle aportaba lo necesario a la historia para hacerla creíble, interesante y llamativa.
A pesar de que en ocasiones no suced
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Sofia_reads
Mar 30, 2017 Sofia_reads rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Lo que me costó leerlo, de no creer.
Fue uno de los clásicos que más me gustaron, está llenísimo de aventuras y te la pasas tenso en todo momento al leerlo.
David
Sep 08, 2009 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Before reading this book, I had taken a glance at some of the reviews posted by others. To my surprise, there had been a lot more negative reception than I had expected, even though at some time or another, any novel will find its detractors.

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
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Werner
Mar 21, 2008 Werner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of 19th century fiction (esp. science fiction), and of adventure fiction
This book suffered, at the hands of the older English translators, many of the same indignities and mutilations that I mentioned in my review of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (for instance, in the version I read, the Professor's name was Hardwegg, not Lidenbrock!), and this no doubt produces a reading experience much inferior to the one Verne actually intended; but even reading it in one of these impaired translations, it came across to me as one of Verne's better books, and one of those ...more
Chris
Jan 05, 2008 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: calm someone down.
Recommended to Chris by: previous book by author
When I go on a Great Adventure, I like to bring a book with me which also chronicles a great adventure. This is for two reasons; first, to urge me on in my own adventure and push the boundaries of what is expected on said adventure, and second, to give me something entertaining to read about a great adventure should mine turn out less than spectacular. After reading From The Earth To The Moon by Verne and finding it totally awesome, I figured another Verne story couldn’t go astray to satisfy the ...more
Alayne
Jul 24, 2015 Alayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, reviews
4.5/5


Verdaderamente empezaba a ser convencido por los argumentos del profesor. Aparte, él les otorgaba más valor debido a su pasión y entusiasmo.
-Lo ves, Axel -añadió-, que el estado del núcleo central ha suscitado distintas hipótesis entre los géologos: no hay nada que demuestre que posee ese calor interior; según mi opinión, no existe ni puede existir; lo veremos, y además, como Arne Saknussemm, sabremos a qué atenernos sobre este importante problema.
-Sí, -le contesté, dejándome arrastrar po
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David Sarkies
Nov 03, 2015 David Sarkies rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who love a classic adventure
Recommended to David by: I wanted to read Jules Verne
Shelves: adventure
Descent into the Underworld
9 November 2015

This is actually a really cool story and both times I've read it I really enjoyed it. Mind you it probably goes without saying that it is classic science-fiction however I am actually really hesitant to put it into that category because it is much more like and adventure novel. Okay, it does work on this theory that the centre of the Earth is actually not as hot as we think it is – in fact it is pretty cold – which means that it is possible to travel to
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Robert
Aug 18, 2008 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, french
This is genuine science fiction from 1864. It is a straight-forward read about a man who's uncle, an eminent Professor of mineralogy, discovers a secret manuscript detailing the entrance to a passage leading to the centre of the Earth, written three hundred years before by a man who claims to have been there and returned. The nephew, reluctant and fearful, is dragged along on an expedition to re-discover the route - if it really exists.

Perhaps a little too much time is spent getting to the subte
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Heena Rathore P.
Jan 04, 2015 Heena Rathore P. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, fiction
DNF

There's so much SCIENCE that I can't even.... finish it!!!

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Ahmad Sharabiani
866. Journey To The Centre of The Earth (Extraordinary Voyages #3), Jules Verne
سفر به مرکز زمین - ژول ورن (دنیای کتاب و انتشارات امیرکبیر)ادبیات نوجوانان قرن 19
Francis
Apr 16, 2008 Francis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not going to go into a description of the plot because the title says it all. I will only give my overall opinion.

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 "
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Dusty Folds
Seriously, what is this book? Is it a sci fi novel, is it a travel manual, is it a textbook? The only redeeming quality it had was that the narrative was written in such a way to make the reading rather quick.

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
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Beatriz
Es un libro de aventuras por excelencia, que atrapa de principio a fin. Está escrito en primera persona, bajo la mirada del sobrino del excéntrico científico protagonista de la historia, al que acompaña, no sin cierta reticencia, en su alocado viaje. Esta reticencia hace que cuestione permanentemente las conclusiones de su tío con un estilo mordaz que ameniza aún más la lectura. Adicionalmente, los acompaña en su empresa un guía islandés, personaje que inevitablemente generará simpatía en el lec ...more
Mahsa Tahmasebi
Sep 11, 2015 Mahsa Tahmasebi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
چهار ستاره برای لذت زمانی که راهنمایی بودم
David
May 12, 2012 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Professors of Mineralogy, Icelandic hunters
I wish I could say this classic is as thrilling as it was when first published, but some books remain cultural milestones for their historical importance, even though more recent, imaginative, and better successors have come along, and this is true of most of Jules Verne's works, I think. He is the grandfather of "hard science fiction," and his books were notable for their rigorous attention to the laws of physics as they were understood at the time. Everything about Journey to the Centre of the ...more
Cherie
Jul 01, 2014 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio version narrated by Simon Prebble and I also read the Barnes & Noble Classic collection version. No matter what, I loved the story.

I know, I am odd, I like all of the old Jules Verne stories with all of the old and sometimes wrong scientific stuff and stuffy English translations. I really wish I could read it in French. It would be so cool!

For me, it is the story and all about getting there. If the characters are even remotely likable, I am a happy camper. It is no
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Arielle Walker
Somehow this wasn't nearly as fun as the first time I read it. Axel, as a narrator, is still amusingly wry and dramatic in turn, but the adventure itself seems far less huge than I'd previously thought.
Shauni Marie
It was AWESOME I want to go to the center of the Earth now!!
Kristen
Apr 25, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
It had been many years since I had read a Jules Verne novel, and to be honest, I couldn't recall his skill as a writer at all. When I dug this book off of my bookshelf I admit, I was simply bored and looking for something mindless to read while the children fought over gluing cotton balls to construction paper.

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
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aPriL does feral sometimes
If one is reading 'A Journey to the Center of the Earth' in English, it is a translation. Jules Verne, the author, was a French writer who enjoyed utilizing the latest scientific theories and discoveries in his fiction. English readers may dislike this book upon reading it because they are reading a poorly translated version, although there can be additional reasons because of genre taste, or simply because the book was first published in 1864 and thus is extremely out-of-date in regards to the ...more
Luís C.
More than a journey to the center of the earth, this novel is a journey through time. At 120 kilometers underground, the heroes discover a universe much closer to prehistoric times that of the 19th century. The description of the trip in itself represents the bulk of the novel. There is a strong correlation between the distance within the earth and back in time. The narration in the form of a diary gives the story credibility quite honest, even if there is some inconsistency and lack of realism. ...more
Huda Aweys
رحلة إلى مركز الأرض !
حياة في مركز الأرض !
...
أمور غير مستبعدة بالمرة ،
لكن تناول جول فيرن المرة دي كان ساذج للغاية ، و حبكة الرواية ايضا كانت ضعيفة ومليئة بالثغرات
من أضعف ماقرأتله حتى الآن الحقيقة ..
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

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