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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Les Indes noires The Black Indies The Child of the Cavern Strange Doings Underground Black Diamonds The Underground City Extraordinary Voyages 16 , Jules VerneLes Indes noires is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in March and April 1877 To Mr F R Starr, Engineer, 30 Canongate, Edinburgh.IF Mr James Starr will come to morrow to the Aberfoyle coal mines, Dochart pit, Yarrow shaft, a communication of an interesting nature will be made to him Mr James Starr will Les Indes noires The Black Indies The Child of the Cavern Strange Doings Underground Black Diamonds The Underground City Extraordinary Voyages 16 , Jules VerneLes Indes noires is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in March and April 1877 To Mr F R Starr, Engineer, 30 Canongate, Edinburgh.IF Mr James Starr will come to morrow to the Aberfoyle coal mines, Dochart pit, Yarrow shaft, a communication of an interesting nature will be made to him Mr James Starr will be awaited for, the whole day, at the Callander station, by Harry Ford, son of the old overman Simon Ford He is requested to keep this invitation secret and 1984 1369 131 1370 1371 1373 1374 1375 9645612268 19 1362 192 1370 1395 9786005955873 19 1877


  2. Melissa Melissa says:

    Not quite what I was expecting from the title and Verne s usual imagination, but still an extraordinary journey and a great mystery.


  3. Anfenwick Anfenwick says:

    Someone should really rewrite this book as a fairy story with no pretensions to representing real mining in 19th century Scotland Nell, the child of the caverns, who has never seen the light of day evokes ancient stories of human children raised in underground kingdoms, and supernatural children adopted by humans There is something bewitchingly and tantalizingly unreal about her, so long as you stick to seeing the story as fantasy view spoiler Harry, a born miner almost literally prefers Someone should really rewrite this book as a fairy story with no pretensions to representing real mining in 19th century Scotland Nell, the child of the caverns, who has never seen the light of day evokes ancient stories of human children raised in underground kingdoms, and supernatural children adopted by humans There is something bewitchingly and tantalizingly unreal about her, so long as you stick to seeing the story as fantasy view spoiler Harry, a born miner almost literally prefers life in the underground city founded by his father After saving each others lives, he and Nell fall in love but he wants her to experience the world above before they commit Meanwhile, her almost demonic guardian in the underworld will do anything to stop the marriage hide spoiler It s very 19th century, but still it would make a great Disney animation, or better yet, a Studio Ghibli.Now, when we come to the supposedly realistic mining aspect of the book, I was less at ease with Verne s portrayal which was very, very idealistic compared to the reality On top of that, it disturbed me not to be able to distinguish fact from fantasy in his little story without looking it up I think that s just comes from being descended in part from northern English miners A note for Pratchett fans you may be interested in the portrayal of the fireman , the original source for the dwarfish grags who are the villains of Raising Steam and appear in some of his other books The firemen really existed, although not quite like this, I think


  4. John Clark John Clark says:

    Although it spends most of its time in a coal mine, this quaint little adventure story doesn t offer much depth All of the characters are static and direct, and the main thrust of the plot is resolved almost by chance.From a sustainability perspective, the story is rather ironic, as it glorifies the use of fossil fuels, coal, and mining and it looks forward to an unending supply of the same.


  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    Verne wrote some fantastic pieces of fiction, but this is just an above average adventure love story about people living in a coal mine It is very interesting with an eye toward how coal used to be mined, and the book is a fun read Just not something to write home about.


  6. dragonhelmuk dragonhelmuk says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Kindled for free This is one of Verne s very worst books and I would strongly urge you to avoid it The setting is an abandoned mine near Edinburgh where a family of dissatisfied miners still lurk, chasing shadows and hoping to findcoal to chase The plot may appear tempting, with a trip to Scotland and some quaint folklore, but not only is there very little of Verne s usual brilliance, the book is completely spoilt by the hard to understand biases of the time One of the central plot lin Kindled for free This is one of Verne s very worst books and I would strongly urge you to avoid it The setting is an abandoned mine near Edinburgh where a family of dissatisfied miners still lurk, chasing shadows and hoping to findcoal to chase The plot may appear tempting, with a trip to Scotland and some quaint folklore, but not only is there very little of Verne s usual brilliance, the book is completely spoilt by the hard to understand biases of the time One of the central plot lines involves a girl found in the caves who the male characters all decide must be civilised and married off at once The way I m describing it probably doesn t seem so bad, but somehow the narrator s cavalier attitude and blatant sexism is muchdisquieting when it makes one of the central plot lines Quotes to illustrate Traces of Verne s true brilliance predicting electricity and hydraulic motors There is no fear of that now, Mr Starr But yet, the mines will be exhausted, no doubt, andrapidly than the statistics make out That will happen, Harry and in my opinion England is very wrong in exchanging her fuel for the gold of other nations I know well, added the engineer, that neither hydraulics nor electricity has yet shown all they can do, and that some day these two forces will becompletely utilized But no matter Coal is of a very practical use, and lends itself easily to the various wants of industry Verne sdisturbing ideas Although unfit for any vegetable production, the place could be inhabited by a whole population And who knows but that in this steady temperature, in the depths of the mines of Aberfoyle, as well as in those of Newcastle, Alloa, or Cardiff when their contents shall have been exhausted who knows but that the poorer classes of Great Britain will some day find a refuge women as objects Ah, Jack replied Harry, I am glad to see you I ve got something to propose I can listen to nothing till you tell me how Nell is, interrupted Jack Ryan Nell is all right, Jack so much so, in fact, that I hope in a month or six weeks To marry her, Harry Jack, you don t know what you are talking about Ah, that s very likely but I know quite well what I shall do What will you do Marry her myself, if you don t so look sharp, laughed Jack By Saint Mungo I think an immense deal of bonny Nell A fine young creature like that, who has been brought up in the mine, is just the very wife for a miner She is an orphan so am I and if you don t care much for her, and if she will have me I mean just this that, it being certain Nell has never been outside this coal mine in the very depths of which she was born, it stands to reason that she knows nothing, and can comprehend nothing of what exists beyond it Her eyes yes, and perhaps also her heart have everything yet to learn Who can tell what her thoughts will be, when perfectly new impressions shall be made upon her mind As yet she knows nothing of the world, and to me it would seem like deceiving her, if I led her to decide in ignorance, upon choosing to remain all her life in the coal mine Do you understand me, Jack Well done, Harry that s how I like to be spoken to Let s settle, then, that, before you marry Nell, she shall go to school in Auld Reekie No indeed, Jack I am perfectly able myself to educate the person who is to be my wife Sure that will be a great deal better, Harry Reliable geography of Edinburgh except Arthur s seat as an easy to climb hill the main character later climbs back down carrying his fainted woman possession Between the silent dwellings of the city, the party passed along Leith Walk, and went round the Calton Hill, where stood, in the light of the gray dawn, the buildings of the Observatory and Nelson s Monument By Regent s Bridge and the North Bridge they at last reached the lower extremity of the Canongate The town still lay wrapt in slumber Nell pointed to a large building in the center of an open space, asking, What great confused mass is that That confused mass, Nell, is the palace of the ancient kings of Scotland that is Holyrood, where many a sad scene has been enacted The historian can here invoke many a royal shade from those of the early Scottish kings to that of the unhappy Mary Stuart, and the French king, Charles X When day breaks, however, Nell, this palace will not look so very gloomy Holyrood, with its four embattled towers, is not unlike some handsome country house But let us pursue our way There, just above the ancient Abbey of Holyrood, are the superb cliffs called Salisbury Crags Arthur s Seat rises above them, and that is where we are going From the summit of Arthur s Seat, Nell, your eyes shall behold the sun appear above the horizon seaward They entered the King s Park, then, gradually ascending they passed across the Queen s Drive, a splendid carriageway encircling the hill, which we owe to a few lines in one of Sir Walter Scott s romances Arthur s Seat is in truth only a hill, seven hundred and fifty feet high, which stands alone amid surrounding heights In less than half an hour, by an easy winding path, James Starr and his party reached the crest of the crouching lion, which, seen from the west, Arthur s Seat so much resembles


  7. Céline Sabiron Céline Sabiron says:

    Excellent book which is too little known in comparison to other books by Verne Well worth the read especially if you have read some of Scott s Waverley novels since Verne was very much inspired by the Wizard of the North.


  8. Tavish Tavish says:

    I was expecting asupernatural story like Journey to the Center of the Earth, but this was an OK read for a quick book.


  9. Lillien Lillien says:

    I read this when I was 10 or 12 One of the least known works by Verne, yet a very exciting one


  10. Fiona Fiona says:

    Jules Verne manages to create unique worlds and stories This one could have been much longer anddetailed, I would have loved to learnabout the characters and the city under the earth.


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The Underground City ➮ [Read] ➪ The Underground City By Jules Verne ➺ – Thomashillier.co.uk The Underground City, by Jules Verne, is a novel about the fortunes of a mining community at Aberfoyle which is near Stirling, Scotland Miner James Starr, after receiving a letter from an old friend, The Underground City, by Jules Verne, is a novel about the fortunes of a mining community at Aberfoyle which is near Stirling, Scotland Miner James Starr, after receiving The Underground PDF/EPUB ² a letter from an old friend, leaves for the Aberfoyle mine Although believed to be mined out a decade earlier, James Starr finds a mine overman, Simon Ford, along with his family living deep inside the mine Simon Ford has found a large vein of coal in the mine but the characters must deal with mysterious and unexplainable happenings in and around the mine.