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Hard Times
Charles Dickens, Kate Flint

Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Bantam Classics)

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne Not JV's best work...more like a travelogue about how to travel to Iceland, and then across Iceland before you get to the volcano that takes you to the centre of the earth.So, the first third of the book is taken up with getting to Iceland and travelling around Iceland, and the rest of the book is travelling to the centre of the earth...including a few chapters travelling the wrong way! And they don't even make it to the middle - they have to admit defeat a few thousand miles out.I think JV realised this wasn't much more than short story material, and stretched it as much as he could, dragging in as much research as he could about the centre of the earth...which wasn't much apart from basic geology. Sadly, it shows.