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The Resource The mysterious island, Jules Verne ; translated by Sidney Kravitz ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; with an introduction and critical materials by William Butcher

The mysterious island, Jules Verne ; translated by Sidney Kravitz ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; with an introduction and critical materials by William Butcher

Label
The mysterious island
Title
The mysterious island
Statement of responsibility
Jules Verne ; translated by Sidney Kravitz ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; with an introduction and critical materials by William Butcher
Title variation
Journey 2 : the mysterious island
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Mysterious Island was published in 1874, and it is one of Verne's longest novels. The plot depicts a group of men who have become castaways stranded on an island in the Pacific during the American Civil War. The novel describes their attempts not only to survive but also, with the aid of the scientific and technological know-how, to rebuild their world from the meager resources of the island. At the end, however, it is realized that Captain Nemo, from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, has secretly been helping the settlers. A marvelous adventure story, The Mysterious Island is also notable for its modern retelling of the utopian deserted-island myth, with repeated echoes of Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson. This Wesleyan edition features notes, appendices and an introduction by Verne scholar William Butcher, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition
Member of
Summary
After using a helium-filled balloon to escape from the Confederate Army, five men find themselves being swept across the ocean by hurricane winds
Tone
Writing style
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060498
Cataloging source
DLC
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1828-1905
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Verne, Jules
Dewey number
843/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Ile mystêrieuse
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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  • Kravitz, Sidney
  • Evans, Arthur B
  • Butcher, William
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True
Series statement
The Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series
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  • Castaways
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Castaways
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
Target audience
adult
Label
The mysterious island, Jules Verne ; translated by Sidney Kravitz ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; with an introduction and critical materials by William Butcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 659-666)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47183679
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
li, 674 pages
Isbn
9780819565594
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2001026939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47183679
Label
The mysterious island, Jules Verne ; translated by Sidney Kravitz ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; with an introduction and critical materials by William Butcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 659-666)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47183679
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
li, 674 pages
Isbn
9780819565594
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2001026939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47183679

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