1864


Journey to the Center of the Earth: On the Edge

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Et quacumque viam dederit fortuna sequamur
- And whatever route fortune gives, we shall follow

This IS your great-great-great-grandfather's adventure story, so reader beware. There's a lot of walking, a lot of exposition, and quite frankly, not a lot of action. But keep in mind... this is an original. Our modern day sensibilities expect high action out of our adventure stories: monsters, critters, thrill-a-minute. But in a much different time when society was in a much different state, Journey to the Center of the Earth set the table for the adventure/sci-fi stories of the future.

Jules Verne’s classic 1864 story revolves around German Professor and "savant" Otto Lidenbrock, though it is narrated by his nephew, Axel. The two com... Read More