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5.0 out of 5 stars Verne's most thrilling novel
This book proves Verne's greatness as a writer of fiction. The science in this science fiction flies largely in the face of modern science, yet the read is no less gripping today than it was in its infancy. The story is pretty simple. Professor Lidenbrock, a neurotically impatient scientist, discovers a cryptic manuscript written by a long-dead explorer; with the help...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Badly formatted
This classic novel is rendered all but unreadable in this Kindle edition by poor formatting. It has obviously been crudely converted from an HTML edition as there are tags still embedded in the text. Worst of all, there are hard line breaks which make every other line too short. I have seen many free e-books over which more care than this has been taken, how someone has...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Verne spins a beautiful web of the literary elements., 29 Nov. 1997
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In A Jounery to The Center of the Earth Jules Verne spins a beautiful web of literary elements. The story is a combination of fantasy, science fiction, action, and suspense. It involves many scienctific principles and ideas. Even though, the entire story takes on a fantastic aspect. It begins rather slowly, but once thew actually story begins, it is a non-stop, "roller-coaster ride." Throughout the entire story the anticipation of what is to come is continually rising. This is the perfect book for almost any reader, especailly those of science fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gripped, 27 July 2011
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amazing story up until about three quarters of the way thru where I felt it got slightly far-fetched for a few chapters but I would still recommend as a good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Believable adventure, 30 Aug. 2006
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An excellent and very easily readable adventure. As most novels from that era it is actually very realistic (to me it is more believable than aliens landing etc.)and left me feeling that if I followed the descriptions of the journey, I could have the same adventure. Almost like a travelog.The language is easy, the characters colourful and the events intrigueing so that you want to - and are able to - read it in one go.
Stick with the penguin translation: I had a quick look at others and they didn't seem as good
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Verne's most incredible compositions, 31 Dec. 1998
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Readers who loved "Twenty Thousand Leagues Underwater" and "Around the World in Eighty Days" will certainly like this book. Full of excitement and adventure, with slight hints of humour and slivers of suspense. Recommended for readers of Conrad, Defoe, and Golding. If you don't want to buy it, borrow it at the nearest library. This book, along with several other Jules Vernes' books, are good for people with scientific interests.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jules Verne classic is a triumph, 3 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)
A detailed journey to Iceland with an irritable professor begins the remarkable tale of a journey deep into the Earth. While they do not actually reach the core (this is before the discovery of Unobtanium, remember), the travellers have many adventures and extraordinary discoveries reflecting the state of geological knowledge and speculation at the time that Jules Verne wrote. Along the way they learn much about themselves and their companions as well. A masterpiece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book!, 15 Nov. 1998
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Hi. I'm 12 and I first read this book last year in a plane when I was going to a vacation in Japan. I bought this book because it sounded interesting and I have read other books from this author and heard that this one was just as good as the rest of Verne's book, and it was!! I truly enjoyed it and just had to read it over, and over again. It is very realistic and fun to read. I highly recommend this book to any one who wants to read a high quality sci-fi book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really liked this book!, 16 Oct. 1998
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This story is about a journey to the center of the earth through a volcano and inside of the center of the earth there are three people. They get down there without food or water or guns. Uncle and Harry are finding Arns Saknussemm's initials "A.S. and they are going up through a volcano in a hot hole and find gas pouring out. They shoot from the mouth of a cannon. They landed on a mountain slope. I like the book so much because of lots of adventures.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Badly formatted, 10 Feb. 2013
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This classic novel is rendered all but unreadable in this Kindle edition by poor formatting. It has obviously been crudely converted from an HTML edition as there are tags still embedded in the text. Worst of all, there are hard line breaks which make every other line too short. I have seen many free e-books over which more care than this has been taken, how someone has the cheek to charge for this I don't understand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! Great Description!, 15 Mar. 1999
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I personally thought that this book was great! I has so much detail and something is happening almost all of the time, wether the expolers make a wrong turn or if Axel (Harry) finds some new complaint! Even though it may get a little bit boring in a few parts, keep reading and then excitement will burst through. I had to read this for school and I am definately glad that I did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 29 Sept. 2011
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What can be said about this classic story? Vernes is the grandfather of science fiction, you can't be a fan without knowing his works.

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