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The Mysterious Island (Longman Classics, Stage 2) epub

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The Mysterious Island (Longman Classics, Stage 2) epub

ISBN: 0582541433

ISBN13: 978-0582541436

Author: Ivan Lapper,D. K. Swan

Category: Education and Teaching

Subcategory: Schools & Teaching

Language: English

Publisher: Longman; Simplified edition (August 1, 1988)

Pages: 42 pages

ePUB book: 1500 kb

FB2 book: 1433 kb

Rating: 4.2

Votes: 122

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The sea, the mysterious island, The lighthouse at the end o. In French they are already established classics. I hope that in this English translation they will prove equally enduring.

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The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous.

Book by Jules Verne
Published in 1874, the novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways. 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 by hijacking a balloon. After flying in stormy weather for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown (and fictitious) island. (Wikipedia) This story is "science-y" fiction with the only "supernatural" force being the mysterious and hidden benefactor that renders assistance at the most opportune times as the five men (considering themselves to be colonists) establish themselves on the island. The colonists not only meet their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, but due to an engineer well versed in all areas of science, they also produce pottery, bricks, nitroglycerin, iron, and a simple electric telegraph.

For me, the most fascinating aspect of this book is that Jules Verne knew so much about science in 1874 that the colonists fantastic feats, although a little far-fetched, are believable in 2015. I found the conversation among the characters about the sustainability of coal energy to be particularly fascinating. How would Jules Verne feel to know that nearly 150 years later, we STILL rely on coal energy! At 500 Kindle pages, this was a lengthy read and at times it felt over-powered with detail. The painstaking process of creating their "Granite House" dwelling includes descriptions of the survey of the island for the best location, the search for the raw materials to make nitroglycerine, the manufacture of nitroglycerine, the preparation of the site, and the creation of instruments and tools to produce bricks and mortar to outfit their home with a hearth, etc. The day-to-day activity of exploring, building, cultivating, hunting, and animal herding is interrupted by a rescue of a castaway from the closest charted island and a battle with pirates.

Despite it's length and occasional tedium, I felt compelled to finish the book and stick with the colonists to learn their fate.
As a child I was introduced to , "The Mysterious Island," through a 1961 film complete with giant mutant animals and other horrific dangers. That is not the story Jules Verne wrote.

Details of survival and people caring for one another are the mainstay of thus novel, a combination of adventure and gentleness, tensions and success, mysteries and discovery.

Jules Verne is a bit of a slow read but I find his work to be satisfying. It is reading a classic. A dictionary of scientific terms in the areas of geography, botany, zoology, and geology seemed necessary at times.

People looking for a fairly long yet satisfying read will like this book. It is interesting to note that, in keeping with the moral writing styles of its time, there is no sexual suggestions. Indeed there are no women on this island nor the suggestion that they were even missed!

So get in your balloon and escape to "The Mysterious Island," for an interesting and different read.
Think of this book as "Lost" for the Civil War era. Prisoners escape a Confederate prison camp/city in a balloon, which is blown by a hurricane to a mysterious island, where they survive and thrive, while mysteries slowly build up.

I read this book back in high school, but only remembered a few high points, including the central mystery's resolution. Re-reading it now, and listening to the audio book, led me to re-evaluate it. Be aware that even though it was probably fairly progressive, when it was written, that description does not hold up today. Neither does some of the science, including how the hurricane moved. I also have to wonder if this book is where the idea of 'monkey butlers' came from.

Also, please note that this book is almost required reading for fans of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
This book was a favorite of mine as a child but this version was a much better translation. Decades later it is still an affecting story of man's perseverance. Verne' s style is to write the incredible, perhaps not always the believable. You would have to have quite the scientific mind to understand whether the works of Cyrus Harding were even possible. Or understand the accuracy of Herbert's descriptions of the flora and fauna. But this is science-fiction so it is unimportant in the end. Very stimulating for the mind.