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The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne

The Mysterious Island

By: Jules Verne, Alex Dolby (Introduction by), Dr. Keith Carabine (Editor)

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Published: 5th March 2010
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With an Introduction by Alex Dolby. 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

ISBN: 9781840226249
ISBN-10: 1840226242
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 5th March 2010
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.32