The Mysterious Island

Ranked #77 in French, Ranked #89 in Learn English

With an Introduction by Alex Dolby.

Translation by W.H.G. Kingston.

Jules Verne (1828-1905) is internationally famous as the author of a distinctive series of adventure stories describing new travel technologies which opened up the world and provided means to escape from it. The collective enthusiasm of generations of readers of his 'extraordinary voyages' was a key factor in the rise of modern science fiction.

In The Mysterious Island a group of men escape imprisonment during the American Civil War by stealing a...

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Vladimir Oane I will pick Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island for a non-business favorite. I don’t claim this is the best book out there. Not even in its category (whatever that is). But I adored this book as a young boy. I remember that the night when I was approaching the end of the book a power outage happened, and I finished it reading it with the help of candle light. I love this book that much. Jules Verne introduces a world full of mysteries, with challenges that seem insurmountable but with heroes that always find ingenious ways to overcome them using science and strength of character. It is also part... (Source)

Irina Nica I was in the 8th grade and I was studying for my upcoming exams to get into highschool. Back then, I loved Jules Verne and hated math. I think that’s when I first started “tricking” myself into doing what I hate (but it’s good for me) using a book I liked. I would tell myself that I would be allowed to read a new chapter of The Mysterious Island after every X number of math problems I’d solve. And, gosh, I loved that book. I would finish a chapter, rush to do my X math tasks, just so I could go back to read another chapter. (Source)

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