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La isla misteriosa

by Jules Verne

Aquí vuelve a aparecer la fascinación y las esperanzas de Julio Verne en la ciencias aplicadas, en este caso mediante el personaje del ingeniero Ciro Smith, quien, junto con otros cuatro presos en Richmond, logra huir de una muerte segura en un globo aerostático y llega a la isla de Lincoln, aparentemente desierta, para convertirse en una suerte de Robinson Crusoe.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

One hundred fifty years later, Jules Verne's epic novel of science and adventure is just as thrilling as when it was first published A dirty slip of parchment falls from the pages of an ancient manuscript. Deciphered by the indefatigable Otto Liedenbrock, professor of geology, and his reluctant nephew, Axel, the parchment's coded message is a wild assertion made by a medieval alchemist: Inside a volcano in Iceland is a passageway to the center of the earth. Impossible, says Axel--the temperature of the earth's core is far too high for any human being to go near it. That is one theory, the professor replies. Two days later, they embark on a journey so fantastic it will alter the very meaning of history. First published in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth is a cornerstone of science fiction and one of the greatest stories ever told. This ebook edition contains the classic Ward Lock & Co. translation of 1877, one of the first English-language versions faithful to the original French. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist--together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans--discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne's imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questor. As David Brin notes in his Introduction, though Verne never knew the term "science fiction," Journey to the Centre of the Earth is "inarguably one of the wellsprings from which it all began."From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

A Journey to the Center of the Earth is a science fiction book that takes the readers back to the past. The author got the idea of this book from two scientists who had gone into a volcano's crater and then returned to the surface.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

A classic of nineteenth-century French literature, this science fiction tale delves into the depths of the Earth, and by so doing, reveals the staggeringly long history of our planet. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: ¥ A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information ¥ A chronology of the author's life and work ¥ A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context ¥ An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations ¥ Detailed explanatory notes ¥ Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work ¥ Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction ¥ A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

"A Journey to the Center of the Earth" is one of Jules Verne's best-known works and one of the most classic tales of adventure ever written. It is the story of the German geology professor Otto Lidenbrock who discovers a manuscript from a 16th century explorer who claims to have discovered a passageway that leads to the center of the earth. The professor hastily sets off with his nephew Axel and an Icelandic guide by the name of Hans to find the center of the earth. Great obstacles and wondrous sights await them on their journey. Afterword by Leonard Nimoy

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne Leonard Nimoy

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. <P><P>He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano. From a scientific point of view, this story has not aged quite as well as other Verne stories, since most of his ideas about what the interior of the Earth contains have since been disproved, but it still manages to captivate audiences when regarded as a classic fantasy novel.

A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Great Illustrated Classics)

by Jules Verne Howard J. Schwach

It's a race to the ultimate frontier -- the very interior of the earth itself. Join Young Harry, his uncle Hardwigg, and their other companions as they climb down the sleeping volcano that will bring them to the unknown terrain beneath the earth's crust. At every step, unimagined dangers await them -- and footstep could be the last. And the deeper they go, the deeper the mystery of who may have been there before them!" Adapted by Howard J. Schwach

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

by Jules Verne David Brin

The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist--together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans--discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne's imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questor. As David Brin notes in his Introduction, though Verne never knew the term "science fiction," Journey to the Centre of the Earth is "inarguably one of the wellsprings from which it all began."From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jules Verne

by Jules Verne Ph.D. Ernest Hilbert

Legendary science fiction and adventure author Jules Verne is remembered for his fascinating stories of travel and excitement. With countless adaptations available, the titles of his works are familiar. But no joy can compare to reading the originals.This revised edition features the exploration of Africa in Five Weeks in a Balloon; the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; the famous story of an incredible expedition in Around the World in Eighty Days; and the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, which takes readers into our world's geological past. With an expert introduction on Verne's life and writing, this edition is perfect for new readers and devoted fans alike.

The Kip Brothers

by Jules Verne Arthur B. Evans Stanford L. Luce Jean-Michel Margot

Castaways on a barren island in the South Seas, Karl and Pieter Kip are rescued by the brig James Cook. After helping to quell an onboard mutiny, however, they suddenly find themselves accused and convicted of the captain's murder. In this story, one of his last Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne interweaves an exciting exploration of the South Pacific with a tale of judicial error reminiscent of the infamous Dreyfus Affair. This Wesleyan edition brings together the first English translation with one of the first detailed critical analyses of the novel, and features all the illustrations from the original 1902 publication.

Michael Strogoff; or the Courier of the Czar

by Jules Verne

Originally published in French in 1867, Michael Strogoff, or, the Courier of the Czar, is regarded as one of Jules Verne's greatest novels. This intriguing tale set in Russia tells the story of one man, Michael Strogoff, the Czar's courier, who is set out on an impossible mission to save his country. A traitor inspires the dangerous Feofar Khan to invade Siberia and form a rebellion, leading to a plot to kill the czar's brother, the Grand Duke. As a result, Strogoff is sent out to warn the Duke, serving as the nation's last hope to cease the rebellion. Along the way he meets new people, makes new friends and gets capture by the enemy, only to make a grand escape. Readers are sure to be at the edge of their seats as they follow the courier's adventures through Siberia. Though this book is not one of the many science-fiction books that Verne is so highly regarded for, it utilizes the scientific phenomenon as a major plot device, allowing readers to nevertheless enjoy his profound literary voice and follow the protagonist on an unforgettable adventure. "Jules Verne's imagination has given us some of the greatest adventure stories of all time" --Daily Mail "The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived. "--Arthur C. Clarke "This edition of what symbolically and psychoanalytically must be his richest text will, however, do much to encourage a more just appreciation. . . "--The Modern Language Review on Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

The Mighty Orinoco

by Jules Verne Walter James Miller Arthur B. Evans Stanford Luce

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was the first author to popularize the literary genre of science fiction. Written in 1898 and part of the author's famous series Voyages Extraordinaires, The Mighty Orinoco tells the story of a young man's search for his father along the then-uncharted Orinoco River of Venezuela. The text contains all the ingredients of a classic Verne scientific-adventure tale: exploration and discovery, humor and drama, dastardly villains and intrepid heroes, and a host of near-fatal encounters with crocodiles, jungle fever, Indians and outlaws -- all set in a wonderfully exotic locale. The Mighty Orinoco also includes a unique twist that will appeal to feminists -- readers will need to discover it for themselves. This Wesleyan edition features notes, and a critical introduction by renowned Verne scholar Walter James Miller, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition.CONTRIBUTORS: Walter James Miller, Stanford Luce, Arthur B. Evans.

The Mysterious Island

by Jules Verne

In Jules Verne's classic adventure tale, a hot air balloon is swept off course only to land on a faraway desert island In the midst of the American Civil War, five prisoners hijack a hot air balloon to make their escape. Caught in the winds of a violent storm, the balloon is blown far, far away from its point of departure in Richmond, Virginia. When the craft crash-lands, its passengers find themselves castaways on an exotic island. Here they are forced to contend with wild animals, pirates, and an active volcano--in a fight for their very survival. Beloved for well over a century, The Mysterious Island is an enduring adventure classic by the masterful Jules Verne. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Mysterious Island

by Jules Verne

At a time when Verne is making a comeback in the US as a mainstream literary figure, Wesleyan is pleased to publish a new translation of one of his best-known novels, The Mysterious Island. Although several editions under the same title are in print, most reproduce a bowdlerized nineteenth-century translation which changes the names of the characters, omits several important scenes, and ideologically censors Verne's original text.The Mysterious Island was published in 1874, and it is one of Verne's longest novels. The plot depicts a group of men who have become castaways stranded on an island in the Pacific during the American Civil War. The novel describes their attempts not only to survive but also, with the aid of the scientific and technological know-how, to rebuild their world from the meager resources of the island. At the end, however, it is realized that Captain Nemo, from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, has secretly been helping the settlers. A marvelous adventure story, The Mysterious Island is also notable for its modern retelling of the utopian deserted-island myth, with repeated echoes of Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson. This Wesleyan edition features notes, appendices and an introduction by Verne scholar William Butcher, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition.

The Mysterious Island

by Jules Verne Isaac Asimov Bruce Sterling

With little more than courage and ingenuity, five Union prisoners escaped the siege of Richmond-by hot-air balloon. They have no idea if they'll ever see civilization again-especially when they're swept off by a raging storm to the shores of an uncharted island.

The Mysterious Island

by Jules Verne Caleb Carr Jordan Stump

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne's masterpiece. "Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump" (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive as they uncover the island's secret.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Robur the Conqueror

by Jules Verne

An English translation. A story about flying machines.

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