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The journey of Niels Klim to the world underground

Author: Ludvig Holberg; James Ignatius McNelis; Peter Fitting
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
Series: Bison frontiers of imagination.
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"Fantastic adventures at the center of the earth await a penniless Norwegian student after he plunges into a bottomless hole in a cave. Niels Klim discovers worlds within our own - exotic civilizations and fabulous creatures scattered across the underside of the earth's crust and, at the earth's center, a small, inhabited planet orbiting around a miniature sun. In an epic journey, Klim visits countries led by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Voyages, Imaginary
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ludvig Holberg; James Ignatius McNelis; Peter Fitting
ISBN: 0803273487 9780803273481
OCLC Number: 64999217
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xlvii, 234 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Bison frontiers of imagination.
Other Titles: Nicolai Klimii iter subterraneum.
Responsibility: by Ludvig Holberg ; introduced and edited by James I. McNelis ; preface by Peter Fitting.
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"Fantastic adventures at the center of the earth await a penniless Norwegian student after he plunges into a bottomless hole in a cave. Niels Klim discovers worlds within our own - exotic civilizations and fabulous creatures scattered across the underside of the earth's crust and, at the earth's center, a small, inhabited planet orbiting around a miniature sun. In an epic journey, Klim visits countries led by sentient and contemplative trees, a kingdom of intelligent apes preoccupied with fashion and change, a land whose inhabitants don't speak out of their mouths, neighboring countries of birds locked in an eternal war, and a land where string basses talk musically to one another. Brave, inquisitive, and greedy, Klim faces many challenges, the greatest of which are his own temptations." "The Journey of Niels Klim to the World Underground is a classic in speculative fiction and was the first fully realized novel set underground in a hollow earth. First published in 1741, it has earned comparisons to Janathan Swift's contemporaneous fantasy, Gulliver's Travels." --Book Jacket.

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