"Don't Know Much About" Book Discussion - Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne In-Person
Don't know much about Jules Verne? Explore with us Journey to the Centre of the Earth, one of his most famous novels. The book was published in 1864, just a year after he began his prolific career as a novelist. Professor Lidenbrock discovers a coded message in an ancient volume of Icelandic literature, and he persuades his reluctant nephew to set out on a great adventure through a passage in an extinct volcano. According to the author Jane Smiley's introduction to a 2009 edition of Verne's novel, Verne writes "in the tradition of Candide and even Don Quixote - his characters undertake their journey to discover what is "out there", but it is as important, in the end, that they discover what is within themselves." Discussion geared for Adults 18+.
Copies of the book are available at the Checkout Desk and downloadable through the apps for Libby and Hoopla.
(Can't attend the Wednesday, October 11,11 am-noon discussion? Join us instead for the Tuesday, October 10, 6:45-7:45 pm discussion.)
- Wednesday, October 11, 2023
- 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Lovell Room