A Journey to the Center of the Earth

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

A Journey to the Center of the Earth, alternatively translated as A Journey to the Interior of the Earth is Verne's subterranean science fiction novel about interconnecting volcanic tubes providing access to the earth's core. A German professor, his nephew, and their guide descend into an Icelandic volcano, and come back through a volcano across the world in southern Italy. They encounter numerous hazards and prehistoric beasts, making this 1864 novel a timeless classic! The book is featured in our guide to Science Fiction and Books for Young Readers.

Table of Contents


Chapter I. The Professor and His Family

Chapter II. A Mystery to be Solved at Any Price

Chapter III. The Runic Writing Exercises the Professor

Chapter IV. The Enemy to be Starved into Submission

Chapter V. Famine, Then Victory, Followed by Dismay

Chapter VI. Exciting Discussions About an Unparalleled Enterprise

Chapter VII. A Woman's Courage

Chapter VIII. Serious Preparations for Vertical Descent

Chapter IX. Iceland! But What Next?

Chapter X. Interesting Conversations with Icelandic Savants

Chapter XI. A Guide Found to the Centre of the Earth

Chapter XII. A Barren Land

Chapter XIII. Hospitality Under the Arctic Circle

Chapter XIV. But Arctics can be Inhospitable, Too

Chapter XV. Snaefell at Last

Chapter XVI. Boldly Down the Crater

Chapter XVII. Vertical Descent

Chapter XVIII. The Wonders of Terrestrial Depths

Chapter XIX. Geological Studies in Situ

Chapter XX. The First Signs of Distress

Chapter XXI. Compassion Fuses the Professor's Heart

Chapter XXII. Total Failure of Water

Chapter XXIII. Water Discovered

Chapter XXIV. Well Said, Old Mole! Canst Thou Work I' the Ground so Fast?

Chapter XXV. De Profundis

Chapter XXVI. The Worst Peril of All

Chapter XXVII. Lost in the Bowels of the Earth

Chapter XXVIII. The Rescue in the Whispering Gallery

Chapter XXIX. Thalatta! Thalatta!

Chapter XXX. A New Mare Internum

Chapter XXXI. Preparations for a Voyage of Discovery

Chapter XXXII. Wonders of the Deep

Chapter XXXIII. A Battle of Monsters

Chapter XXXIV. The Great Geyser

Chapter XXXV. An Electric Storm

Chapter XXXVI. Calm Philosophic Discussions

Chapter XXXVII. The Liedenbrock Museum of Geology

Chapter XXXVIII. The Professor in His Chair Again

Chapter XXXIX. Forest Scenery Illuminated by Eletricity

Chapter XL. Preparations for Blasting a Passage to the Centre of the Earth

Chapter XLI. The Great Explosion and the Rush Down Below

Chapter XLII. Headlong Speed Upward Through the Horrors of Darkness

Chapter XLIII. Shot Out of a Volcano at Last!

Chapter XLIV. Sunny Lands in the Blue Mediterranean

Chapter XLV. All's Well that Ends Well

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