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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.

Review:

"The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived." Arthur C. Clarke

Review:

"[Verne’s] masterpiece...In many ways this ‘scientific Robinsonade’ was the epitome of Verne’s life work." Peter Costello

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.

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ISBN:
9780812972122
Translator:
Stump, Jordan
Introduction:
Jordan Stump
Translator:
Stump, Jordan
Introduction by:
Carr, Caleb
Introduction:
Carr, Caleb
Author:
Stump, Jordan
Author:
Verne, Jules
Author:
Carr, Caleb
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
6.88x4.22x1.31 in. .79 lbs.

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