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The Secret of the Island
     

The Secret of the Island

by Jules Verne
 

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With their leader -- an engineer named Cyrus Smith -- the castaways recreate the wonders of nineteenth century civilization with what they find on the island. Along the way, the "colonists" rescue Ayrton (a character from another Jules Verne novel, In Search of the Castaways) who has been living like a wild creature. In this book, the third part of The

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With their leader -- an engineer named Cyrus Smith -- the castaways recreate the wonders of nineteenth century civilization with what they find on the island. Along the way, the "colonists" rescue Ayrton (a character from another Jules Verne novel, In Search of the Castaways) who has been living like a wild creature. In this book, the third part of The Mysterious Island, they must deal with Ayrton's former shipmates -- bloodthirsty pirates . . . and discover The Secret of the Island. Namely, their mysterious benefactor, who turns out to be none other than one of the most famous characters of science fiction -- with his wonderful invention!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606642542
Publisher:
Aegypan
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
0.37(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 - 1905) was a French novelist, poet and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 8, 1828
Date of Death:
March 24, 1905
Place of Birth:
Nantes, France
Place of Death:
Amiens, France
Education:
Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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