The Mysterious Island (Illustrated): 100th Anniversary Collection

The Mysterious Island (Illustrated): 100th Anniversary Collection


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A beautiful unabridged version translated by Stephen White with 67 original illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.

Published in French as L'Île Mystérieuse in 1874, this novel is a sequel to Verne's earlier Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas. It contains three main sections: Dropped From the Clouds, Abandoned, and The Secret of the Island. It was influenced by other books such as Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson. During the American Civil War, five Union prisoners of war decide to escape during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, by hijacking a balloon. The balloon lands on an uncharted island in the South Pacific and the men establish a new life on the island.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949460865
Publisher: MiraVista Interactive
Publication date: 01/17/2019
Pages: 572
Sales rank: 91,790
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

About the Author

Widely regarded as the father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote more than seventy books and created hundreds of memorable characters. His most popular novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, is not only a brilliant piece of scientific prophecy, but also a thrilling story with superb, subtle characterizations.

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1828

Date of Death:

March 24, 1905

Place of Birth:

Nantes, France

Place of Death:

Amiens, France


Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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