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Escuela de Robinsones (Extraordinary Voyages #22)

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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, 184 pages
Published August 15th 2001 by Edimat Libros (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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Rafael Medina loaiza
Mar 31, 2013 Rafael Medina loaiza rated it it was amazing
Una obra magnifica. Altamente recomendable
Arman Musikyan
Jan 06, 2016 Arman Musikyan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is interesting book, like "Robinzon Cruzo".
Ahmad Sharabiani
Escuela de Robinsones (Extraordinary Voyages #22), Jules Verne
عنوان: جزیره اسپنسر؛ اثر: ژول ورن؛ مترجم: فاطمه نقاش؛
Katherine Cowley
I found this book hilarious, but that might be because of how much of Jules Verne I have read. The book riffs off of Robinson Crusoe, both celebrating and poking fun of both that classic work of literature and Verne's own novels. (Also, I never quite made it through the unabridged version of Robinson Crusoe, so that may have contributed to my pleasure.)

Basically, the heir to a great fortune would rather take a trip around the world than settle down, so his uncle has him shipwrecked on an island
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Ernesto Pérez-castro
Sin mucha ciencia pero una buena dosis de ficción. Hasta donde yo entiendo, aquí Verne no anticipa tecnologías o avances científicos, sin embargo es posible encontrar una sutil profecía de los "reality shows". Cierto: para mí no hubo grande sorpresas en la historia, pues la descripción del libro que hace el propio editor en Amazon, haciendo las veces de contraportada, vende la trama casi completa. Aún así, me llenó de curiosidad leer una historia que sonaba a una viejo experimento que pudiera ...more
Dennis
Aug 14, 2016 Dennis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second entry in the North American Jules Verne Society’s (NAJVS) Palik Series features a story that would be reworked into one of Jules Verne’s most famous novels Mysterious Island. This volume features an outstanding piece by series editor Brian Taves on Verne’s “Robinsonades.” For those that don’t know, a Robinsonade is a story of survival, using on a desert island in the spirit of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Johann Wyss’s The Swiss Family Robinson. The late Sidney Kravitz provided ...more
Maeva
Jun 18, 2013 Maeva rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Steve Joyce
Aug 14, 2016 Steve Joyce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Shipwrecked Family" is in the tradition of Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson. It's also the prototype for Verne's classic Mysterious Island. A wonderful essay comes with the book that not only outlines the author's fascination with "Robinsonades" but also addresses how the plot of this particular tale was later reworked into the exploits of the immortal Captain Nemo.

Verne is often wrongly assumed to be a writer of nothing but fiction aimed at the younger market. In this case, that's
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Julián
Feb 14, 2015 Julián rated it liked it
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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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 ...more
Chris
Jul 10, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Nafis Oli
রবিনসন করুশোর বিশেষ ভকত হওয়ায় এই টাইপের অনযানয গলপগুলি খুব একটা আকরষণ করতে পারেনা। আবার যখন দেখি রবিনসন করুশোর আদলে লেখা, তখন বিরকতও লাগে।
এই গলপটাও রবিনসন করুশোর আদলে লেখা। তবে কেন লেখক অনয বইয়ের আদলে লিখলেন তার বযাখযা বইয়ের মধযেই আছে। সেটা তিনি গলপের মধযেই একটা টুইসট আকারে রেখেছেন। বযাপার হচছে, টুইসটটা আগে না ধরতে পারলে বই পড়ে নিশচিত মজা পাবেন। আর আগে থেকেই বযাপারটা বুঝে ফেললে আমার মত অবসথা হবে।
এই টাইপের আরও একটা গলপ হচছে, জোহান ওয়েসের 'সুইস ফযামিলি রবিনসন'। আমি বলব, সেই গলপের থেকে এটা ভালো।
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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!
John Peel
Another Jules Verne I had never read before, and a slight one. Something of a spoof of castaway novels, Godfrey and his dancing instructor get stranded on an island off the beaten track. Mystery piles on mystery - it starts reading like an episode of "Lost" at points! - though everything is satisfactorily explained by the end of the story (unlike "Lost"!). Not a major work, but amusing.
Carl
May 28, 2014 Carl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jim
Aug 03, 2015 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found this book at Powell's in Portland, what a wonderful store. Powell's had reprinted an 1884 version of this book. Basically this was Verne's Robinson Crusoe story and was entertaining with a few twists and turns but predictable. A nice quick read but no Mysterious Island.
Ali
Aug 29, 2011 Ali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Yibbie
Aug 18, 2016 Yibbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels, favorites
A very fun mystery. If you like Crusoe type stories, you will like this one. I really liked the main character, of course, he comes across quite well. The companion he starts out with is a surprise as well. It was better than the mysterious Island. More believable.
Jesus
Oct 24, 2015 Jesus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: verne
Es una parodia , a mi gusto, muy bien lograda de Robinson Crusoe. La historia puede ser previsible y esto lo digo por el titulo pero es buena para pasar un buen rato en una aventura.
Francisco Puga
Dec 31, 2013 Francisco Puga rated it it was ok
I wrote a review in my personal blog (spanish)
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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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