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.
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 XIII. Hospitality Under the Arctic Circle
Chapter XIV. But Arctics can be Inhospitable, Too
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 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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