The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne, Jordan Stump & Caleb Carr

The Mysterious Island

By Jules Verne, Jordan Stump & Caleb Carr

  • Release Date: 2004-04-27
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
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Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive as they uncover the island’s secret.


  • Bad translation

    By NZ_kiwi
    This is a relatively new version of translation, however, badly done. I bought this verson only because it has original illustrations, which are great. I have to use the free version (old translation) as reference to go through this one.