The Mysterious Island Trilogy - The Original UK Translation - Dropped from the Clouds + Abandoned + The Secret of the Island

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Mysterious Island Trilogy - The Original UK Translation" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne is subtitled Dropped from the Clouds, Abandoned and The Secret of the Island. It is a translation of L'Île mystérieuse first published in England by Sampson and Low and in the United States by Scribner and Henry L.
Shepard using the same translation of W. H. G. Kingston. English translators often altered their translations to suit current political views of Church and Empire. The novel is about six Northerns prisoners that flee Richmond during the American Civil War. Their escape is done by balloon and brings them to an inhabited island lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The book tells the tale of how these men survive.
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 - 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
  • Date de parution : 26/02/2014
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  • ISBN : 978-80-268-0470-3
  • EAN : 9788026804703
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Jules Verne was born in 1828 in France and was the eldest of five children. As a child he developed a great interest in travel and exploration, which showed in his writing. After completing his studies Jules traveled to Paris to study law. When his father learned he was writing instead, he withdrew his financial support and Jules had to support himself as a stockbroker. His true talent was in telling stories of extravagant voyages and adventures.
He married Honorine de Viane Morel in 1857 and she continued to encourage his writing. Jules met an important French publisher, Pierre Jules Hetzel who helped improve Jules' writing and published his stories. In 1887 Jules entered politics for the next fifteen years. His books were written before the invention of airplanes, submarines, guided missiles or satellites, and he took his readers all over the world.
He died in 1905 with diabetes. In 1989 Jules' grandson found a novel written in 1863 called Paris in the 20th Century. It was published in 1994.

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