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Faro Del Fin Del Mundo, El (Extraordinary Voyages #55)

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By too many people Jules Verne is considered only as a master of that form of fiction which is based upon intelligent anticipation of the progress of mechanical invention. As time goes on and one after another his forecasts in this direction are justified by the event, it is likely that he will be remembered as a prophet rather than as a romancer, which is his real claim t ...more
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Tony
LIGHTHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD. (1905). Jules Verne. ***.
This was a new translation from Verne’s manuscript by William Butcher, published by the University of Nebraska Press. It is not science fiction, but a novel of exploration. The translator calls it a “Robinsonade,” a novel in the castaway genre. The plot is relatively simple. “In 1859, an Argentine sloop, “Santa Fe,” leaves Vasquez, Felipe, and Moriz on deserted, near Polar Staten Island. They are to tend the new lighthouse at Elgor Bay
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Meli
Una aventura con todas las de la ley. Fue muy entretenido.
Verne era demasiado minucioso con las descripciones detalladas, sobre todo las geográficas y, si bien eso habla bien de su instrucción, en una historia tan corta le juega en contra, no llegó a aburrirme pero sí se tornaba denso y reiterativo cada vez que describía la región.
 Olivermagnus
Written in 1905, Lighthouse at the End of the World is a novel of both survival and revenge. In the 1850s the Argentine navy built a lighthouse at Isla de los Estados, located on the southern tip of South America, near the Magellan Strait that connects the Atlantic and the Pacific. Three lighthouse keepers are left on the island to protect the world's ships in the dangerous and stormy seas surrounding the island. Unknown to them, a gang of pirates is also stranded on the island, lead by an evil ...more
Jim
I read this book because I was recently (November 2011) in Tierra Del Fuego, about 200 miles west from where the action of The Lighthouse at the End of the World was set. It is one of Jules Verne's last novels and currently exists in two versions, one of which was heavily edited by Jules's son after his death. I chose to go with the author's own version.

The setting is Isla de los Estados (a.k.a. Staten Island, not to be confused with the one in New York Harbor). The Argentinian navy has set up a
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thegift
now have read several Jules Verne, now more able to place him in popular writing of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, recognize his particular genius. this is something of a very male book, an implicit, undisputed, action adventure, unburdened by, among other aspects, women characters, social structures, poetic language and/or metaphors, with not complex or nuanced protagonists obviously facing truly evil villains. there is an almost quaint superstructure. a belief in, for lack of a ...more
Phillip
This novel was the last manuscript submitted by Jules Verne to his publisher, although there were several other tales that were published posthumously. This novel has the distinction among those of his latter publications of having the least amount of revisions by Verne's son Michel.

The particular edition I read was a translation of the manuscript Verne submitted to the publisher prior to Michel's revision. The translator, William Butcher, provides substantial notes regarding the differences bet
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Boots
this was the last book Verne posted to his publisher before he died. ultimately it was heavily edited/revised by his son Michel, who finished the last of his posthumous works, but this is Verne's original.

the editor tries to make a case for its greatness, but i found it only mildly interesting; there's no great sweep of themes, no lyricism in the word choices--it's a serviceable adventure story which found its first American publication in a boys' story paper at the turn of the century (and that
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Michelle
Lighthouse At The End Of The World
Jules Verne
Thriller
145 pages
copyright: 1999
isbn: 978-0-8032-4676-8

At the extreme tip of South America, Staten Island has piercing Antarctic winds, lonely coasts assaulted by breakers, and sailors lost as their vessels smash on the dark rocks. Now that civilization dares to rule here, a lighthouse penetrates the last and wildest place of all. But Vasquez, the guardian of the sacred light, has not reckoned with the vicious, desperate Kongre gang, who murder his tw
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Daniel
From a narrative perspective this is a typical Verne. He had a fable to describe nature and situations in such rigor that you easily could get tired of it. However, in contrast to the usual (science) fiction this is a non-fictional setting. And after getting over the first descriptive escapades of the book the story gets intense and climaxes in a satisfying finale.
Julia
Thema eher okay, aber als Hörbuch hat es mir ganz gut gefallen.
Daniel
I thought this was better than Magellania and I'm glad that I read them at the same time. Both contain a story set around the same area, at the tip of South America, which was interesting to compare the two stories to one another in their descriptions. I felt the story in this novel 'picked up' more quickly than Magellania and was able to keep my attention through out the telling of the story of the lighthouse. I might recommend other Verne novels before this one but if you've been meaning to re ...more
Can Kartoglu
Şu ana kadar okuduğum Verne kitapları içinde çağın bilimsel ilerlemelerine ve coğrafi keşiflerine en az atıfta bulunan kitaptı. Hoşlandığım pek söylenemez.
José
No mucho más que una Aventura algo entretenida, cuenta la historia de una terna de fareros a cargo del recientemente terminado faro del fin del mundo. La isla donde se encontraba el faro, por tener un clima verdaderamente desafiante, se creía totalmente deshabitada a excepción de los tres fareros, pero esta idea de seguridad y soledad se desvanece cuando haciendo el intento de cazar un animal, que surge en vista de los fareros, este cae muerto y notan que el animal tenía una herida de bala.
Sirajush
classic Jules Verne book.epic story.
Sarah
Dull. Short novella of pirates trying to escape with stolen boat from a lighthouse island. Sounds like something Robert Louis Stevenson could have done well. But there was no humor here, and virtually no action. Lots of waiting for tides to turn. Also too much foreshadowing of any of the potentially exciting events - will the good guys successfully fire their single cannon shot at the pirates? Yes - you find out in a single sentence before the twenty page description.
Samantha González
Leí este libro hace 5 años, así que no recuerdo mucho la historia. Lo único que puedo decir es que leo el títulos y se me viene a la mente abuuurrriiiiidoooo, ya que Verne para describir una puerta lo hacia con todos los detalles y me molesta. Pero cuando describía lo que pasaba no podía soltar el libro.
Y agreguemos el hecho de que tenia 13 años y había leído dos libros en mi vida.
Francisca
Bueno, definitivamente no es uno de mis libros favoritos. Es sólo una historia corta sobre una gran aventura.

Odié las primeras 50 páginas, pero luego me gustó el rumbo que fue tomando.

Si quieren leer esto, les advierto: está lleno de detalladas palabras náuticas y es bastante estresante. A pesar de eso, la historia es entretenida, como para pasar el rato.
Julio Loo
Short story about three lighthouse keepers located in the Staten Island. A group of pirates kill two of them and the only survivor struggle to survive with scarce resources. Then he start doing all he can to stop the group of pirates from fleeing away.

As all Verne's stories this one is also filled with detailed geographical and nautical terms.
Tommy Owens
I read 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea as a child and had classified Verne as a science fiction writer. The book dispels that notion. Beside the gripping survival story, this edition includes great notes on the history of the book and Verne's life. I need to explore this newly found side of Verne's work
Juan Carlos Santillán
Un buen libro de Verne: entretenido, interesante, ágil. Las consabidas descripciones geográficas, por supuesto. Aun el exceso de heroicidad de los buenos se perdona en un buen libro de Verne. Todo esto aunado a una brevedad que, parafraseando a Baltasar Gracián, hace lo bueno doblemente bueno. ...more
Gisoo
به اندازه ی کتاب هایی که زمان کودکی ازش خونده بودم جذاب نبود ولی به هر حال بازم خدمتش ارادت داریم
حاوی مقادیری دریانوردی و کشتی و جزیره و البته ماجرا!
Natalie
C'est pas un "typique" Jules Verne. Mais un joli petit roman d'aventure pur est simple, sans superflue. Très bonne lecture avent de s'en aller aux clair de lune... Un de ces plus sous-estimé...
Julio Thames
Excelente, no defrauda Julio Verne, me encantan sus libros.
Sara
Not my favorite Jules Verne tale but had to read it in its new English translation. Totally bleak story but keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a straight up adventure tale.
Angel
Si algo me ha acercado ala lectura es la facilidad con que los autores te llevan de un lugar a otro con la facilidad de dar vuelta a una página. en este caso Jules es el maestro
Raegan Butcher
Well done tale which plays like a sort of proto-Die Hard, if you will. Interesting location and characters. Not the usual far-flung fancy of Jules Verne, but enjoyable even so.
Monika
Not really good protagonists, not really great place to imagine, so maybe it's just a genius of Verne that I actually enjoy this story.
Jan
I loved this book in grade school but was so disappointed when I found out the local library didn't have the sequel. I never forgave them.
Saman smiles
when I was really young I had it , it took me to the unknown world of fictions which one day they may come true.
Yusuf Izgi
I have not started to read the book yet because of more questions. So, I have no idea about it.
regards.
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

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