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The Mysterious Island

By: Verne, Jules Dolby, Alex(Introduction by) Carabine, Dr Keith (University of Kent at Canterbury)(Series edited by)

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Part of the Wordsworth classics series
1840226242 / 9781840226249
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United Kingdom
129 x 198 mm, 327 grams 528 pages
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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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