The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [Mysterious Island #1] [NOOK Book]

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THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND is the first book in the 'Mysterious Island' trilogy (THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, ABANDONED, THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND), and is related to 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA and THE SEARCH FOR THE CASTAWAYS.

THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND follows the adventures of five American prisoners of war on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Begining in the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia, five ...
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The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [Mysterious Island #1]

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Overview

THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND is the first book in the 'Mysterious Island' trilogy (THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, ABANDONED, THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND), and is related to 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA and THE SEARCH FOR THE CASTAWAYS.

THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND follows the adventures of five American prisoners of war on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Begining in the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia, five northern POWs decide to escape in a stolen balloon. They eventually reach a remote island in the south Pacific and soon discover that a person or persons unknown is helping them to survive.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012152169
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,148,755
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who, along with British writer H. G. Wells, is considered to be one of the founders of the science fiction genre. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie. A number of his books have been made in films several times.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    good old (grampas tales ) kind of a book

    if your one of those readers that love history and some mystery than this book is the perfect for you. the story is based opon five people and a dog that crashed in an island not knowing were they are, the try
    to find a way out. but while trying to the encounter trange phenominons.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

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    Jules Verne, Mysterious Island

    Somehow I approach a Jules Verne novel expecting to journey through great mystery and adventure on land, on sea, perhaps on the moon. And Mysterious Island does indeed have a tale to tell, although the story is quite thin and the conversational styles annoyingly outdated. Verne spends so much time describing how the castaways survive on the island that the novel reads more like a survivalist guide than a work of intriguing fiction. I found myself skimming through yet another overly detailed description of how they farmed, how they made tools, how they extracted metal, so eager was I to get back to the story, which in the end was simply not enough to keep me going.

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