The Mysterious Island, Issue 3

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 30, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 493 pages
39 Reviews
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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This was my first tread into Jules Verne. I was rewarded with a good read. The only complaint was that there was a lot of detail put into all the different mechanisms they had to make. However, it was ... Read full review

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Jules Verne weaves a masterful, thrilling tale that keeps you guessing until the end. The perfect example of getting lost in a book and quite an adventure ride that I won't soon forget! 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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