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the Center of the Earth
An eccentric geology professor
acquires an old book and hidden within its pages finds an ancient
parchment. On it is a coded message that reveals directions to a secret
passageway that leads deep within the earth's interior. The professor
immediately sets off on a daring journey to Iceland where he and his
companions enter into an extinct volcano and make their way to the
center of the earth. They soon find a strange underground world where
the laws of science are turned upside down. They discover huge caverns,
luminous rocks, a subterranean sea, primitive forests, and fearsome
prehistoric creatures that time had forgot. The travelers encounter one
stirring adventure after another as they explore deep within the bowels
of the earth.
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of
science fiction. He maintained a large library and always kept up on
scientific and technological progress. A
true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure
stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of
his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead
of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long
before any navigable or practical craft were invented. Verne, along with
H.G. Wells, is considered the "Father of Science Fiction." Verne wrote
over 50 novels and numerous short stories. Some of his most successful
novels appeared as a series collectively known as Extraordinary
Voyages. This series included such notable works as Journey to
the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon
(1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869), and
Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). These timeless classics hold
the same fascination today as they did when they were first written.
Verne is one of the two most translated authors of all time. Due to the
popularity of his novels,
many of them have been made into feature length films.