The Mysterious IslandJules Verne
Original title: L'Île mysterieuse 1-3 (1874–1875).
Six men set off in an air balloon to escape the horrors of the Civil War. When an unexpected storm front blows them thousands of miles off course, the group finds themselves stranded on an Island in the Pacific ocean.
As the marooned men try to make a life for themselves, they contend with pirate attacks, erupting volcanoes, and the prospect of living out the rest of their lives on the island. The men's survival surely would be in question if it wern't for the help they receive from a mysterious, unknown source.
- Dropped from the Clouds (1874)
- The Abandoned (1875)
- Secret of the Island (1875)
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869–1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and The Mysterious Island (1875).
Jules Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. Consequently he is often referred to as the "Father of science fiction", along with H. G. Wells. Verne is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie, with 4162 translations, according to Index Translationum. Some of his works have been made into films.
Jules Verne. Wikipedia.