Monday, December 14, 2009

The Journey To The Centre Of The Earth by Jules Verne, reviewed by Aiswarya.S.Kumar

The Journey To The Centre Of The Earth by Jules Verne

Reviewed by
Name: Aiswarya.S.Kumar (11 years)
School: Basava International School,Sector 23, Dwarka New Delhi

In his book, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” Jules Verne tells the amazing journey of three brave men to the core of the Earth. Throughout the story, Jules Verne takes us to unbelievable occurrences in life and describes tiny details of a fantasy world that lies deep inside in the center of the Earth.
This is an adventure story that has some elements of fantasy and science fiction. This story started on the 24th of May, 1863, into a little house, No. 19 Konigstrasse, one of the oldest streets in the oldest portion of the city of Hamburg, but continued in a mountain of Iceland. A genius scientist, Professor Liedenbrock and his nephew Harry found a piece of paper with a secret codified map. This story describes us a long and dangerous journey through rocky cliffs and deep craters of the Earth. The main goal of Professor Liedenbrock and his nephew Harry was the discovery they made in the core of the Earth.
When I read this book for the first time, it was very simple for me to imagine the pictures that were described in this book. The book is outstanding because it was written in 1864 and at that time, it was impossible to imagine a journey to the center of the earth. When I try to place myself as one of the characters and imagine myself deep under the Earth, my heart sinks and I am starting to understand feelings of Harry who was alone in the heart of the planet. The book tells us a lot of new information about geology and physics. The most exciting thing for me from this book was to read a story that was written more then hundred years ago. Hence I advise everybody to read this book.

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