The Green Ray

The Green Ray

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512109702
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2015
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 892,762
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About 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.

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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The Green Ray 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
andreablythe on LibraryThing 5 months ago
When Helena Campbell reads of the green ray in a local newspaper, she insists that she must see it, refusing to accept her uncle's plans for her to marry until she does. Thus she and her uncles sets off in an effort to see it with two potential suitors in tow. This is not my favorite of Verne's books. In part this is due to the fact that it is more of a romance and because the main character is female. Neither of which he seems to write very well. He's much better at the boy's club grand adventures. However, I found enough humor and interest in this book to keep reading. I didn't mind much when it ended, though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the Morning Post writes about the legendary Green Ray's elevating effects on the mind and soul, Helena Campbell vows to experience it for herself, postponing the wedding being forced upon her against her will. Together with her uncles, Sam and Sib Melville, she sets off on what becomes a near-epic quest. Joining them in the search for the Green Ray are two would-be suitors for Helena, one an artist, the other an amateur scientist. Together, this little band will voyage to a distant shore--and beyond--braving hurricanes, testing their patience and resolve, and ultimately finding their own true selves. This book is billed as a Wildside Fiction Classic. It's a real rarity, long unavailable in any form, and it skirts the boundaries between adventure, romance, and science-fantasy.