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Jules Verne

The Mysterious Island

Translated by Sidney Kravitz

Edited by Arthur B Evans

Introduction, Critical Material and Notes by William Butcher


critical material

notes to The Mysterious Island

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New, unabridged translation of a classic Verne novel. Features helpful notes, appendices, and an introduction by Verne scholar William Butcher, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original edition.


'excellent introduction ... The textual apparatus ... is truly outstanding' Science Fiction Studies

'informative introduction and annotation' Globe and Mail

'useful for scholarly collections [and] recommended for all libraries' Library Journal

'This current edition, [with] reader-friendly scholarly apparatus, remedies the deficits of all previous versions'  Science Fiction Weekly

'Un régal' Volker Dehs

'Brilliant', Polish Jules Verne Society

'Butcher’s introduction [is] endlessly stimulating ... Fascinating' Rick Walter