Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
One of the oldest themes in storytelling deals with a trip to the underworld—a plot of such universal appeal that it has even been given a name: katabasis literature, from the Greek word signifying descent. Readers are most familiar with the classic European examples—Odysseus, Orpheus, Aeneas, the Inferno of Dante. But the subject can be found universal…
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