The Mysterious Island, Issue 3

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 30, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 493 pages
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The five castaways, having landed from a balloon on an island in the Pacific, begin their struggle for survival and the adventures that will lead them to the mysterious Captain Nemo.

Verne's remarkable novel, originally published in 1875 and by Scribners in 1918 with N.C. Wyeth's magnificent illustrations, is the latest of the Scribner Illustrated Classics to be reissued. The original canvases have been newly photographed and reproduced with exceptional fidelity for this edition, and the text has been reset in the original typeface.


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The ending of the book was the most disappointing part. - Goodreads
Jules Verne is a writing god! - Goodreads
If I can be a writer, I want to be like him. - Goodreads

Review: The Mysterious Island (Extraordinary Voyages #12)

User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Five Union prisoners of war escape their Confederate captors via hot air balloon. They embark from Richmond, Virginia, are blown out to sea and set down (miraculously, geographically speaking) on an ... Read full review

Review: The Mysterious Island (Extraordinary Voyages #12)

User Review  - Nils Jeppe - Goodreads

Don't get me wrong, I liked The Mysterious Island. However, it objectively did not age well. First of all, it was one of Verne's "educational" novels, and that shows with lots and lots of exposition ... Read full review

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Jules Verne (1828-1905) was born in France. Around the World in Eighty Days has long been his most popular novel. Verne is credited with creating the genre of science fiction with such other works as Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) began his artistic career as a young adult. Born in Needham, Massachusetts, Wyeth traveled the American West extensively and drew what he saw. His prolific career includes three thousand works and more than one hundred book illustrations, including those for a majority of the Scribner Illustrated Classics series.

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