Verne, Jules: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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I would like to present to you the Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne. I ll begin by telling you a little about the author himself. JULES VERNE On the 8th of February 1828th Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. He was the eldest of five children. His father was a lawyer and wanted him to study law, but already as a young child, Jules liked more to invent stories of journeys and to read travel magazines. So he began to write a lot of books which were translated in all of the most important languages and have been sold world-wide many times. Maybe he was the most read author in his time. He wrote science- fiction, but his books weren t political and their topics weren t a social Utopia like Brave new world or 1984 . His topic was science, technology and what the people were doing with those subjects. In his books he invented a lot of things that didn t exist in the 19th (sentschury)century, but now they exist, like for example the (sobmarin)submarine or the flight to the moon. He was an optimist about the progress of science, all the scientists in his books were strong men who knew a lot and tried to progress as much as possible. But (tuwaards)towards the end of his life Jules realised that modern technology could be dangerous if people used it unwisely and so he wrote a story about New York in the future that should be a warning. Jules Verne died on March the 24th, 1905. He was the founder of modern science fiction. Now I ll tell you about the story The ...

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