The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island

Book - 2001
Average Rating:
3
1
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, c2001.
Edition: 2002 Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780812966428
0812966422
Branch Call Number: FICTION VER
Characteristics: xxx, 629 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

c
Cjanakos
Feb 05, 2018

Cjanakos thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99

marinaysn Sep 17, 2013

marinaysn thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 20

e
eddymerckx
Jul 20, 2013

eddymerckx thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 85

Comment

Add a Comment

I_sing_the_Body_Electric Jul 08, 2015

Jules Verne was definitely ahead of his time and this novel is purely science fiction at one of its bests. The plot develops even up until the end and keeps you on your toes! You might want to read "20 000 Leagues Under The Sea" first because this book does reference it.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top