By Jules Verne
Trip to the heart of the Earth is a vintage 1864 technology fiction novel by way of Jules Verne.
The tale includes German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going towards the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their consultant Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, together with prehistoric animals and ordinary dangers, prior to finally coming to the outside back in southern Italy, on the Stromboli volcano.
From a systematic standpoint, this tale has now not elderly particularly in addition to different Verne tales, considering that such a lot of his rules approximately what the inner of the Earth comprises have considering been disproved, however it nonetheless manages to captivate audiences whilst considered as a vintage myth novel.
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He had a hard time of it, but did not know it. It was the sort of time that all the Offal Court boys had, therefore he supposed it was the correct and comfortable thing. When he came home empty-handed at night, he knew his father would curse him and thrash him first, and that when he was done the awful grandmother would do it all over again and improve on it; and that away in the night his starving mother would slip to him stealthily with any miserable scrap or crust she had been able to save for him by going hungry herself, notwithstanding she was often caught in that sort of treason and soundly beaten for it by her husband.