At a glance:
- Author: Jules Verne
- First Published: 1864
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Science fiction
- Time of Work: The 1860’s
- Setting: Hamburg, Germany; Iceland; under Earth’s surface; and Stromboli, Italy
- 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
Axel Lidenbrock (LEE-dehn-brok), called Harry in some translations, the narrator and nephew of Professor Otto Lidenbrock. Although he shares his uncle’s love of geology, Axel does not match the old man’s scientific curiosity; he does not endure the hardships of discovery as willingly, preferring the comforts of home to exploring the depths of the earth. Although it is Axel who deciphers the coded message that leads to the center of the earth, he does not immediately reveal it to his uncle, fearing...
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