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Escuela de Robinsones (Extraordinary Voyages #22)

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  329 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Godfrey Morgan of San Francisco, California will only consent to marry after he is allowed to cruise around the world. His uncle, William Holderkup, gives in to this demand, and he sends Godfrey off with his instructor in deportment, Professor Tartlett. Together they become the only survivors of a "shipwreck."
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 2001 by EDIMAT LIBROS S.A. (first published 1882)
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Becky B
I'd never heard of this Verne before I saw it for free on Kindle. I figured I'd give it a try since I generally enjoy Verne. It turns out this is somewhat a farce on the Robinson Crusoe and Swiss Family Robinson-type survival stories. Verne even mentions both of those titles and talks about how certain events just don't quite follow the pattern survival stories are supposed to follow.

Here's the setting used: Godfrey Morgan is a young man who is engaged to be married but who itches to go explore
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pierlapo  quimby
L'opera non si iscrive, direi, nel novero delle Robinsonaden, imitazioni del Robinson di Defoe, prevalentemente germaniche, molto in voga tra diciottesimo e diciannovesimo secolo.
Verne gioca a carte scoperte sin dall'inizio, cita continuamente il Robinson originale (e Alexander Selkirk), come pure il Robinson svizzero del Parroco Johann David Wyss.
Uno dei protagonisti, prima di convolare a nozze, vuole girare il mondo e, chissà, vivere un'esperienza da naufrago. Ebbene, l'avrà. Naturalmente la
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Christian
Please, change the review

This is not the book "School for Robinsons" (L'École des Robinsons), is the unfinished novel: "The uncle Robinson"

Wikipedia:
Il raconte comment la famille Clifton et le franco-américain Flip échouent sur une île déserte. Contrairement au Robinson suisse de Wyss, ils sont totalement dépourvus d'objets matériels et n'ont que leur intelligence et leur débrouillardise. Il s'agit d'un roman inédit et inachevé, car refusé par Hetzel vers 18701. Verne l'a plus tard utilisé pour
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Rafael Medina loaiza
Una obra magnifica. Altamente recomendable
Maeva
One day I had the choice for a free book in a library and I chose this one since Jules Verne is a well-known author and I never read any of his book, I wanted to try it.
It was a little hard at first to get into this book and I was not really interested until they started the trip. After the trip, it was a little bit more interesting but still hard to read on. While I was reading this book, I thought that some part sounded unrealistic but after all, at the time the book was written they were not
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Julián
Muy atrapante y entretenido, se lee rápido ya que es muy gráfico el libro, no tanto de 'reflexión'.

Las aventuras en sí tienen credibilidad, son variadas, y Verne aporta mucho detalle, haciendo que la experiencia del lector se transforme en una auténtica experiencia de supervivencia en una isla, sobreviviendo a un naufragio.

Son de esos libros que te invitan a viajar y que te llevan por tierras inexploradas, queriendo saber más y más sobre en donde están los personajes, que van a hacer para sobrev
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Carl
This book is a rehash of "The Mysterious Island". Oddly, even though it was written almost ten years after "The Mysterious Island", it is not as good. If you are interested in books about surviving on a desert island, read this one first, then Mysterious Island, or just skip this one and go directly to Mysterious Island.
Laura Verret
The resolution of this plot was quite comical. William Kolderup purchases Spencer Island from the United States Government at an auction. His nephew, Godfrey Morgan, decides he wishes to explore the world before marrying his uncle's ward, Phina, which upsets all of his uncle's plans. This is how it looks - young man: restless, uncle: unhappy with restless young man. Kolderup charts and plans all of Godfrey's adventures and Godfrey winds up getting shipwrecked on a desert island with his deportme ...more
Chris
I liked this Jules Verne book, even though it was quite predictable. I have read Mysterious Island before, and I noticed some of the same literary techniques and plot dilemmas in Godfrey Morgan. I felt like I was reading a simpler, less mature version of Mysterious Island -- although, I have since learned that Godfrey Morgan was actually written 8 years after Mysterious Island.

Character development was OK, but many of the story-line was a little hard to believe (like lightning hitting exactly th
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Eleclyah

Verne non finisce mai di stupirmi per la piacevolezza dei suoi romanzi. Per quanto possa essere scontata la trama (come in questo caso in cui il lettore, dopo pochi capitoli, intuisce già lo svolgimento della vicenda), la sua scrittura e il suo brioso modo di proporre la storia al suo pubblico sono assolutamente accattivanti.

Romanzo consigliatissimo: leggerete le avventure di un paio di novelli Robinson!
Juan Carlos Santillán
No es de las mejores novelas de Verne: los personajes no están muy bien logrados, las situaciones no son muy interesantes y el desarrollo es extremadamente previsible. Aún así, resulta entretenida y de muy fácil lectura. ...more
Ali
چیز زیادی از کتاب یادم نیست. جز اینکه یه جزیرهای رو به حراج میذارن و یه آقای پولداری میخره جزیرهرو. بعد یکی از ورثههاش یا چی میره و توی جزیره گرفتار میشه. فقط یادم چهارم دبستان که این کتابو میخوندم به شدت ازش لذت میبردم. ...more
Jennannej
Somewhat predictable. I had the ending figured out a third of the way through.
Karla Krist
La historia es tan descaradamente igual a la de Robinson Crusoe...
Luis
Libro entretenido, de lectura rápida, un tributo a Robinson Crusoe.
Gillian
Kind of predictable. Also known as "School for Robinsons"
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