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Title: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
By: Jules Verne, Alex Dolby, Dr. Keith Carabine
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1840226242
ISBN 13: 9781840226249
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Publisher: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS LTD
Pub. date: 5 March, 2010
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Pages: 528
Description: A group of men escape imprisonment during the American Civil War by stealing a balloon. Blown across the world, they are air-wrecked on a remote desert island. In a manner reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe, the men apply their scientific knowledge and technical skill to exploit the island's bountiful resources.
Synopsis: With an Introduction by Alex Dolby.Translation by W.H.G. Kingston.Jules Verne (1828-1905) is internationally famous as the author of a distinctive series of adventure stories describing new travel technologies which opened up the world and provided means to escape from it. The collective enthusiasm of generations of readers of his 'extraordinary voyages' was a key factor in the rise of modern science fiction.In The Mysterious Island a group of men escape imprisonment during the American Civil War by stealing a balloon. Blown across the world, they are air-wrecked on a remote desert island. In a manner reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe, the men apply their scientific knowledge and technical skill to exploit the island's bountiful resources, eventually constructing a sophisticated society in miniature. The book is also an intriguing mystery story, for the island has a secret.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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