Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

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The story begins in May 1863, in the Lidenbrock house in Hamburg, Germany, with Professor Lidenbrock rushing home to peruse his latest purchase, an original runic manuscript of an Icelandic saga written by Snorri Sturluson ("Heimskringla"; the chronicle of the Norwegian kings who ruled over Iceland). While looking through the book, Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel find a coded note written in runic script. Lidenbrock and Axel transliterate the runic characters into Latin letters, revealing a message written in a seemingly bizarre code. Lidenbrock attempts a decipherment, deducing the message to be a kind of transposition cipher; but his results are as meaningless as the original...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.21mm | 403.7g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508749663
  • 9781508749660

About Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 - 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.show more

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