Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Oxford World's Classics)

Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Oxford World's Classics)

by Jules Verne (Author), William Butcher (Translator)


Journey to the Centre of the Earth has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. It explores the prehistory of the globe, but can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater towards a sunless sea where they enter a living past and are confronted with the origins of man. A classic of nineteenth-century French literature, the novel's distinctive combination of realism and Romanticism has marked figures as diverse as Sartre and Tournier, Mark Twain and Conan Doyle. This new translation of the complete text is faithful to the lyricism, verve, and humour of the original. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 12 Jun 2008

ISBN 10: 0199538077
ISBN 13: 9780199538072

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a virtuoso exegete * French Studies *
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Author Bio
William Butcher is a lecturer in French, and has taught modern languages and pure mathematics in Malaysia and France.