The Underground City; Or, The Black Indies

By: Jules Verne
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Underground City is a novel with mystery and adventurous elements, set in a huge fantastic coal mine in Scotland. The story begins with James Starr, a mining engineer, receiving a letter from Mr. Ford, the retired overman of the now-depleted Aberfoyle mine. In the letter, Mr. Ford makes reference to new discoveries that have been made underground and invites Starr to visit. Starr receives a second letter at the same time asking him not to go. Unfazed, Starr joins Ford's son at the station, and both of them travel to the former mineshaft where Starr meets Mr. Ford, who actually resides in the mine in a cottage with his wife and kid, after cheerfully descending the 1,500-foot ladder. Now, the story is set in a coal mine that has been restored and is now prosperous. Later on, the story can amaze you with the pioneering of an underground city with electric lighting, a railway, and a central lake which is an interesting part to read How can people live and thrive 1500 feet below the surface of the earth?

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Jules Verne

Jules Verne was a world fame French author, considered as 'Father of Science Fiction'. He was born on 8 February 1828 in Nantes, France. His parents were Pierre Verne and Sophie Allotted de La Fuye. For studies he went to boarding school there he started writing short stories and poetry. His father was an attorney, so he sent Jules Paris, to study law but literature attracted him. He had passion for theatre and writing. He began his career as playwright. But after his marriage, for several years he worked as stock market broker. In 1862 Jules met publisher Pierre Jules Hetzel, it boomed his writing career. In 1963 Verne's novel Five Weeks in a Balloon, the series of a adventurous novel published and after that he never looked back. Jules had a rich account of literary work, with adventurous scientific novel, he had also written numerous plays, short stories, autobiographical account, poetry and artistic literary work. Although he died in 1905 his remarkable works published continually, even after his death. He is the second significant writer whose works has been translated continually. His most popular writing works are - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, From the Earth to the Moon etc.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 120 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357482954
  • ISBN-13: 9789357482950
  • Item Weight: 144g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.03 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure