At a glance:
- Author: Jules Verne
- First Published: 1864
- Type of Work: Novel
- 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
Like the greater number of Verne’s works, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a novelistic description of scientific phenomena. This third of Verne’s works is geological and paleontological. The different geological strata of the earth, its minerals, the formation of the planet, and the different hypotheses concerning its core are reviewed. At the same time, the structure of the work calls upon the archetypal descent of the hero into the underworld.
Verne’s characters are conscious that their scientific goals echo those of humanity. Mister...
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