A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth (FrenchVoyage au centre de la Terre, also translated under the titles A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and A Journey to the Interior of the Earth) is a classic 1864 science fictionnovel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubesgoing toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano.

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The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The myth is likely to have originated from 17th-century nautical folklore. The oldest extant version dates to the late 18th century. Sightings in the 19th and 20th centuries reported the ship to be glowing with ghostly light. If hailed by another ship, the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead.

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L’élixir de longue vie

L’élixir de longue vie

Au début de la vie littéraire de l’auteur, un ami, mort depuis longtemps, lui donna le sujet de cette Étude, que plus tard il trouva dans un recueil publié vers le commencement de ce siècle;

et, selon ses conjectures, c’est une fantaisie due à Hoffmann de Berlin, publiée dans quelque almanach d’Allemagne, et oubliée dans ses œuvres par les éditeurs.

La Comédie humaine est assez riche en inventions pour que l’auteur avoue un innocent emprunt ;

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