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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User Review  - d.lury - LibraryThing

Two men and a boy arrived on a strange island. Mysterious things happened to them there. Will they see their homes again? I was surprised at the end. I thought they were strong people. Read full review

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User Review  - utada - LibraryThing

I enjoyed reading this book. I sounded excited about journey by balloon, but I don't want to journey by that way. This island was very "mysterious"! How did Captain Nemo exploded a torpedo with his ... 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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