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date: 28 October 2020

Journey to the Centre of the Earth, A (Voyage au centre de la Terre) (1864) 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Author(s):

Daniel Hahn

A novel by Jules *Verne. The discovery of a manuscript describing how a journey to the centre of the earth might be made inspires Axel’s uncle to attempt just that. It is an enterprise fraught with dangers as the small party travel into the unknown. Earth tremors, an underground sea, mammoths—they find much to amaze them, but the biggest surprise is where they resurface. ‘The book was suggested to Verne by the experiences of a French geographer who had explored European volcanoes, together with memories of a tour Verne himself had made of Scandinavia. This is one of Verne’s earliest novels exemplifying the genre he invented, the ... ...

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