Journey to the Center of the Earth
By Jules Verne
(Simon & Schuster, Mass Market Paperback, 9781416561460, 352pp.)
Publication Date: May 6, 2008
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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
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was born in France. Around the World in Eighty Days has long been his most popular novel. Verne is credited with creating the genre of science fiction with such other works as Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.