At a glance:
- Author: Jules Verne
- First Published: 1864
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Science fiction—planetary romance
- Time of Work: 1863
- Setting: Germany, Iceland, the volcanic island of Stromboli, and inside Earth
- Genres: Long fiction, Science fiction, Novel
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Africa or Africans, Voyages, France or French people, Nineteenth century, Other worlds, Islands, Fantasy, World War I, Adventure, Germany or German people, Volcanoes, Iceland or Icelanders, Subterranean or underground regions
- Locales: Europe, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Hamburg, Germany, Stromboli, Italy
The three major characters in Jules Verne’s A Journey to the Centre of the Earth are a German mineralogist and geologist named Otto Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their Icelandic guide, Hans. This novel is a first-person narrative told from Axel’s point of view.
Otto Lidenbrock is a stereotypical scientist, obsessed with his research projects. He has little understanding of or patience with those who do not share his enthusiasm for scientific discoveries. His nephew Axel has a solid classical education, but his main interest in life is his love for...
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