Item description for The Secret of the Island (Large Print) by Jules Verne...
This book is a translation from the French original by Jules Verne. In
fact several of Kingston's significant contributions to English
literature have been translations, "The Swiss Family Robinson" being one
such. This book is a sequel to "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". A
party of British adventurers, who had been ballooning, but whose trip
had ended by being cast away on a Pacific island, have various setbacks
due to both pirates and convicts who had escaped from jails in mainland
Australasia. They realise that at times there appears to be some kind
of entity that is looking after them. This entity proves to be none other than Captain Nemo whom the reader is
expected to have met before with his submarine "Nautilus" in "20,000
Leagues". Captain Nemo has been living in a huge cave inside the very
volcanic island, where he is surrounded with immense wealth. But he is
nearing the end of his life. We are present at his end. But what
happens after that is of great interest."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Jan 11, 2008
Publisher Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 8184567499 ISBN13 9788184567496
Availability 0 units.
More About Jules Verne
"The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived." -- Arthur C. Clarke. Jules Verne started out composing librettos, but the French-born author's passion for travel and exploration compelled him to turn to adventure tales, creating the prototype for today's science fiction. One of the most translated authors in the world, Jules Verne is best known for his classics, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Jules Verne lived in Nantes. Jules Verne was born in 1828 and died in 1905.