MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

VERNE, JULES

ISBN 10: 0684189917 / ISBN 13: 9780684189918
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ILLUSTRATED BY N C WYETH CHARLES SCRIBNERS SONS NEW YORK 1940 CLASSIC BLACK BINDING VERY NICE COPY IN DUST JACKET FICTION. N° de ref. de la librería

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Sinopsis: The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Jules Ferat. The novel is a sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is vastly different from those books.

The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape in a rather unusual way - by hijacking a balloon.

The five are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army, his African-American manservant Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar), who Verne repeatedly states is not a slave but instead a loyal butler, the sailor Bonadventure Pencroff (who is referred to only by his surname, but his "christian name" is given to their boat) and his protege Herbert (or Harbert, depending on the translation) Brown (a young boy whom Pencroff raises as his own after the death of his father, Pencroff's former captain), and the journalist Gideon Spilett. The company is completed by Cyrus' dog 'Top'. (Quote from wikipedia.org)

About the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 - March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the

From the Publisher: This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

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Verne, Jules
Editorial: Scribners / Macmillan, New York (1988)
ISBN 10: 0684189917 ISBN 13: 9780684189918
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Descripción Scribners / Macmillan, New York, 1988. Hard Cover / Slipcase. Estado de conservación: Fine. N. C. Wyeth Ilustrador. First Thus, Limited/Numbered. (1918) Blue cloth box & bdg, book cover w/ color plate paste-down, gilt top edge pp, silk ribbon marker, all in mint, as new cond; color eps, 14 color plates & title pg, 493 pp. #181 of 250 copies, Beginning in 1981 Scribner's, pub of the Children's Illustrated Classics series, began to reprint those illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, releasing one each year. They returned to the orginal art work, making new transparencies of each illustration, creating new fresh & bright images. Each year a deluxe boxed edition was produced, numbered, with ribbon marker, & printed on paper meeting the Council on Library Resources standards for permanence & durability. Check our listings for others in the series, RB3212-RB3225. Size: 7.5"-10". Limited. Nº de ref. de la librería RB3219

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