The Mysterious Island JULES VERNE
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. Three Volumes in One. By JULES VERNE, M. A. Donohue & Company, Chicago.
The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne, originally published in 1874. The novel is a sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways.
After hijacking a balloon from a Confederate camp, a band of five northern prisoners escapes the American Civil War. Seven thousand miles later, they drop from the clouds onto an uncharted volcanic island in the Pacific. Through teamwork, scientific knowledge, engineering, and perseverance, they endeavour to build a colony from scratch. But this island of abundant resources has its secrets. The castaways discover they are not alone. A shadowy, yet familiar, agent of their unfathomable fate is watching. What unfolds in Jules Verne’s imaginative marvel is both an enthralling mystery and the ultimate in survivalist adventures.Green cover with back & yellow cover art and white title. Lightly rubbed with mild soil and rubbed corners, and fray at spine bottom. Bindery webbing showing at front/rear gutter. 7-1/2 x t with 478 pages plus ads.