Journey into the Interior of the Earth
|Journey to the Center of the Earth (1877)
by , translated by Frederick Amadeus Malleson
Jules Verne (published in the original French as Voyage au centre de la Terre in 1864). The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the "center of the Earth". They encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.
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This 1877 translation by Frederick Amadeus Malleson is considered the most faithful, though it has some slight rewrites.
- Translator's preface
- 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 XII: A barren land
- Chapter XIII: Hospitality under the arctic circle
- Chapter XIV: But arctics can be inhospitable, too
- Chapter XV: Snaefell at last
- 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 XXV: De profundis
- 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
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.