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The Mysterious Island

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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 Vernes 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 islands secret.

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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, <i>The Mysterious Island</i> is considered by many to be Jules Verne&#8217;s masterpiece. &#8220;Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump&#8221; (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>), 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&#8217;s secret.

About the Author

Jordan Stump is an associate professor of French at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and translator of more than half a dozen French novels. His translation of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Claude Simons Le jardin des plantes won the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for 2001.

Caleb Carr is the bestselling author of The Alienist and, most recently, The Lessons of Terror. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812966428
Translator:
Stump, Jordan
Introduction:
Carr, Caleb
Translator:
Stump, Jordan
Author:
Verne, Jules
Author:
Stump, Jordan
Author:
Jules Verne Translated by Jordan Stump
Author:
Introduction by Caleb Carr
Author:
Carr, Caleb
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 1.2 in 1.0625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, <i>The Mysterious Island</i> is considered by many to be Jules Verne&#8217;s masterpiece. &#8220;Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump&#8221; (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>), 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&#8217;s secret.
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