Original title: Les Indes Noires (1877).
The Underground City is also known as The Black Indies and The Child of the Cavern.
1500 feet below the earth's surface, a group of humans live a prosperous life in an abandoned coal mine. There is food, agriculture, homes, and even a big, clean freshwater lake. Life seems to be good underground. But all may not be as it seems. A malevolent force, pure evil, is stalking the underground city.
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869–1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and The Mysterious Island (1875).
Jules Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. Consequently he is often referred to as the "Father of science fiction", along with H. G. Wells. Verne is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie, with 4162 translations, according to Index Translationum. Some of his works have been made into films.
Jules Verne. Wikipedia.