The Mysterious Island

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Jules Verne, Dr. Keith Carabine, Alex Dolby
Format
Paperback | 528 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 27mm | 327g
Publication date
05 Mar 2010
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication City/Country
Herts, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1840226242
ISBN13
9781840226249
Bestsellers rank
7,915