The Mysterious Island - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
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The Mysterious Island - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

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Published: 05/03/2010
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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.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781840226249
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 327 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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A brilliant book,this volume contains all three parts which made up the original story.Published in French in 1874 and in English in 1875 this adventure story had me gripped;I'd have hated to wait for the next... More

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