Cover of: The mysterious island | Jules Verne

About the Book

This sequel to "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" doesn't advertise itself as such. Most of the book concerns the efforts of a group of hot-air balloon castaways in the south Pacific ocean attempting to use modern knowledge in order to survive in near-desert-island conditions. "Robinson Crusoe" (Defoe, 1719) started a trend of survival tales that lasts in some respects to this day and "Island" (1874) is Verne's contribution to that body of work. In my estimate, no film so far has done this book justice.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-510).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
843/.8
Library of Congress
PQ2469.I43 E5 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 510 p. ;
Number of pages
510

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3303716M
ISBN 10
0451529413
LC Control Number
2004045261
OCLC/WorldCat
54543788
Library Thing
183845
Goodreads
78753

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