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The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island

Author: Jules Verne
Series: Wordsworth Classics
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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.
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General Fields

  • : 9781840226249
  • : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • : February 2010
  • : 197mm X 127mm X 47mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 528
  • : Jules Verne
  • : black & white illustrations, maps
  • : 843.8
  • : Paperback