The Mysterious Island (Paperback)

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By Jules Verne, Alex Dolby (Introduction by), Keith Carabine (Editor)
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With an Introduction by Alex Dolby.

Translation by W.H.G. Kingston.

Jules Verne (1828-1905) is internationally famous as the author of a distinctive series of adventure stories describing new travel technologies which opened up the world and provided means to escape from it. The collective enthusiasm of generations of readers of his 'extraordinary voyages' was a key factor in the rise of modern science fiction.

In The Mysterious Island a group of men escape imprisonment during the American Civil War by stealing a balloon. Blown across the world, they are air-wrecked on a remote desert island. In a manner reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe, the men apply their scientific knowledge and technical skill to exploit the island's bountiful resources, eventually constructing a sophisticated society in miniature. The book is also an intriguing mystery story, for the island has a secret.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781840226249
ISBN-10: 1840226242
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Publication Date: March 5th, 2010
Pages: 524
Language: English
Series: Wordsworth Classics