The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island

Book - 2001
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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. Filled with "ide-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. Mystery, suspense, and science fiction combine in one breath--P. [4] of cover.taking story as the men struggle to survive--and ultimately discover the island's great secret. This edition features seventy-five illustrations by Jules-Descartes Ferat, taken from the original 1875 edition."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : The Modern Library, c2001, 2004.
ISBN: 9780684189574
0684189577
9780451524911
0451524918
9780812972122
0812972120
Call Number: VERNE
Characteristics: 723 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction
Science fiction.
Islands of the Pacific -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Castaways -- Pacific Ocean -- Fiction.

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I_sing_the_Body_Electric Jul 08, 2015

Jules Verne was definitely ahead of his time and this novel is purely science fiction at one of its bests. The plot develops even up until the end and keeps you on your toes! You might want to read "20 000 Leagues Under The Sea" first because this book does reference it.

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