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Science Fiction Verne, Jules: A Journey to the Interior of the Earth. v2, 22 Feb 2008
#1  HarryT 04-07-2007, 06:58 AM
Another Verne classic, "A Journey to the Interior of the Earth". Again, I've used the best of the several PG translations, and done considerable tidying up - reformatting, making all the in-line footnotes into proper linked endnotes, etc.

This is one of the few English versions which is actually an accurate translation of the French original. By far the most commonly-encountered English version, generally called "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", is a complete "re-write" of the book rather than a translation, with most of the names changed and considerable plot differences. I'll upload that one so that people can see just how different the two versions are!

Interesting piece of triva: this book (first published in 1864) is the first novel to describe what we now call dinosaurs.

Enjoy!

EDIT: 22 Feb 08

Recreated the book. Added illustrations of the various Runic inscriptions. Manually replaced hyphens by dashes where needed. All in all a considerable improvement over the previous version. Uploaded v2.

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#2  HarryT 02-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Recreated the book. Added illustrations of the various Runic inscriptions. Manually replaced hyphens by dashes where needed. All in all a considerable improvement over the previous version. Uploaded v2.
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#3  glencbr 03-23-2008, 07:50 PM
This is my first visit to the forum -- I just bought a Sony PRS-505 -- and I'm amazed at the community and all the effort performed by Reader enthusiasts. This Jules Verne caught my eye, and I can't wait to start my journey. Thank you!
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#4  sakura-panda 07-13-2009, 11:51 AM
I originally started reading the version from the Sony store, but I decided to see if Mobile Read had a copy.

I really appreciated the addition of the Runes -- thanks so much for the extra work!
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