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The Mysterious Island - Caleb Carr, Jordan Stump, Jules Verne
The Mysterious Island
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Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully... show more
Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive as they uncover the island’s secret.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780812972122 (0812972120)
ASIN: 812972120
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 723
Edition language: English
Series: Extraordinary Voyages (#12)
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5.0 The Mysterious Island
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4.0 L'île mystérieuse (French Edition)
Along with Michel Strogoff this is another novel of Jules Verne that I read and reread without being bored and every time I find new things to be amazed about. The amazing and extraordinary adventures of this mix and match crew of people who escape in a hot air balloon a fortified city during the Am...
markk
markk rated it
This was a very entertaining adventure novel, even if Verne's castaways were implausibly gifted with just the right skills and knowledge necessary to survive.
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5
While this is a book written by the man who has earned himself the title of 'the Father of Science-fiction' many of his stories are more like adventure stories than pure science-fiction. I have written elsewhere about how it is actually difficult to describe a book as being science-fiction simply be...
thomcat
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5.0 The Mysterious Island (Early Classics of Science Fiction Series)
I am very glad I dug up an unabridged translation for this masterwork of science fiction. I'm sure I read a 120 page cut-down version as a kid, and there is no comparison. Next step - find the unabridged 20,000 Leagues or Journey to the Center of the Earth. Jules Verne is a an artiste, as the French...
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