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About the Writer

Restored photograph of Jules Verne by Félix Nadar circa 1878.
1828 - 1905
Jules Gabriel Verne was a novelist, poet and playwright, best know for his adventure novels. He heavily influenced the science fiction genre, along with his contemporary H.G. Wells. Verne is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

About the Book

A sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island follows five American prisoners of war who crash land a hot air balloon on an unknown island. The book features a significant amount of scientific knowledge about emergency survival and colonization. It is thought that The Mysterious Island was influenced by earlier novels like Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson.

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