Cover of: The Mysterious Island (Modern Library Classics) | 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.

First Sentence

"ARE we rising again?"

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
560
Dimensions
8 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8020764M
ISBN 10
0812966422
ISBN 13
9780812966428
Library Thing
183845
Goodreads
32844

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