Niels Klim's Journey under the Ground

Ludvig, Baron HOLBERG (1684 - 1754)

Niels Klim's Underground Travels, originally published in Latin as "Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum" (1741) is a satirical science-fiction/fantasy novel written by Ludvig Holberg, a Norwegian-Danish dramatist, historian, and essayist, born in Bergen, Norway. It was his first and only novel. It describes a utopian society from an outsider's point of view, and often pokes fun at diverse cultural and social topics such as moral, science, sexual equality, religion, governments, and philosophy. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Satire, Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 -Introduction and Apologetic Preface Alan Winterrowd
00:15:42
Play 02 02 -Chapter I - The Author's Descent to the Abyss Alan Winterrowd
00:09:40
Play 03 03 -Chapter II - The Author's Arrival at the Planet Nazar Alan Winterrowd
00:12:11
Play 04 04 -Chapter III - Description of the Town Keba Alan Winterrowd
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Play 05 05 -Chapter IV - The Royal Court of Potu Alan Winterrowd
00:05:43
Play 06 06 -Chapter V - The Kingdom of Potu and Its Inhabitants Alan Winterrowd
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Play 07 07 -Chapter VI - The Religion of the Potuans Alan Winterrowd
00:03:17
Play 08 08 -Chapter VII - The Potuan Constitution Alan Winterrowd
00:06:01
Play 09 09- Chapter VIII - The Academies of Potu Alan Winterrowd
00:06:00
Play 10 10 -Chapter IX - The Journey Around the Planet Nazar Alan Winterrowd
00:42:03
Play 11 11 -Chapter X - The Voyage to the Firmament Alan Winterrowd
00:27:03
Play 12 12 -Chapter XI - The Voyage to the Land-of-Wonders Alan Winterrowd
00:20:09
Play 13 13 -Chapter XII - The Author's Arrival in Quama Alan Winterrowd
00:10:28
Play 14 14 -Chapter XIII - The Beginning of the Fifth Monarchy Alan Winterrowd
00:35:38
Play 15 15 -Chapter XIV - The Author Becomes a Monarch Under The Ground Alan Winterrowd
00:06:03
Play 16 16 -Chapter XV - A Sudden Change in the Fortunes of the Author Alan Winterrowd
00:11:03
Play 17 17 -Chapter XVI - The Author's Return to His Father-Land, and the End of the Fifth Monarchy Alan Winterrowd
00:10:04