Journey of the Centre of the Earth: Illustrated (Paperback)
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Illustrated By Jules Verne; with 56 illustrations by douard Riou; the translation is by Frederick Amadeus Malleson. Journey to the Centre of the Earth has been consistently praised for its style and 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. The book describes the journey of a scientist Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their guide through the Earth's interior by way of volcanic tubes. Along the way, they encounter various threats and wonders, seeing evidence of earlier stages in the planet's development. Professor Lidenbrock and 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 literature, the novel that has marked figures as diverse as Sartre and Tournier, Mark Twain and Conan Doyle.