The Mysterious Island
Jules Verne and Others
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Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive as they uncover the island’s secret.
This is a relatively new version of translation, however, badly done. I bought this verson only because it has original illustrations, which are great. I have to use the free version (old translation) as reference to go through this one.
- Category: Classics
- Published: Apr 27, 2004
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Random House, LLC
- Print Length: 768 Pages
- Language: English