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The Mysterious Island

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  39,138 ratings  ·  1,416 reviews
Five Union prisoners escape from the siege of Richmond in a balloon, are blown off course and crash on an uncharted island. They must learn to rebuild a society for themselves while awaiting rescue.
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Published March 20th 2012 by Audible, Inc. (first published 1865)
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سؤال يدور في أذهان كل محبي القراءة. .اذا تم الالقاء بي في جزيرة مع كتاب واحد ..ماهو هذا الكتاب؟؟لاول وهلة ساقول هاري بوتر..وستقول انت ما تفضله..
لكن انصحنا جميعا ان تكون " الجزيرة الغامضة " في نسختها الكاملة هي ما نصحبه معنا لانها الأكثر فائدة

هي تنتمي لسلسلة رحلات فوق العادة لجول فيرن
..منذ زمن وانا احب هذه الروايات التي تجمع بين المتعة والفائدة ولا ينقصها سوي ان تتوحد مع الشخصيات لانها لمستك بشكل شخصي
و هذا ما نفتقده في أدب المغامرات عادة.
. .ولكن جميلة هي تلك الروايات التي تنفعك إحدى حيلها أثنا
I can't remember the number of times I have re-read this Verne masterpiece and discovered something new every time I had. In fact, my book has become so frayed around the edges over the years that I fear I won't be able to open it anymore without being afraid of ruining the pages or the cover for good.
Trying to recollect my feelings when I read the book for the first time ever seems a bit of a humongous task. But I can't possibly forget the rush of adrenaline and intense emotions, joy and thril
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Passionnant et palpitant jusqu'à la toute fin, avec un style érudit mais vivant. Mon premier coup de coeur de l'année 2016, et certainement pas mon dernier Jules Verne !
Ahmad Sharabiani
L'île mystérieuse = The Mysterious Island (Extraordinary Voyages, #12), Jules Verne
Published in 1874.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه اکتبر سال 1992 میلادی
عنوان: جزیره اسرارآمیز؛ اثر: ژول ورن؛ مترجم: محمدرضا جعفری؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، کتابهای طلایی 17؛ چاپ دوم 1345؛ در 47 ص؛
مترجم: جواد محیی، تهران، گوتنبرگ، چاپ دوم 1347، در 679 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: 1368؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، نشر بشارت، 1370؛
مترجم: فخرالدین حسینی تنکابنی، تهران، افشار، 1368، در 124 ص؛
مترجم: حسن توکلی، انتشارات، تبریز، تلاش، 1365؛ در 192 ص؛
مترجم: م. ن
Nikos Tsentemeidis
Τι πιο ωραίο να ξαναγίνεσαι έφηβος, διαβάζοντας ένα τέτοιο βιβλίο !
Joe Valdez
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-general
If The Mysterious Island isn't the biggest novel undertaken by someone conditioned with what we today diagnose as Aspberger's Syndrome, it comes close. Published in 1875, Jules Verne's epic castaway tale is loaded with geography, meteorology, astronomy, hydrography, orography, chemistry, geology and by virtue of appearing first in serialized form (as "The Secret of the Island"), the saga runs 193,266 words. Verne doesn't so much stop as he runs out of natural sciences to explore.

The fanciful adv
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5/4 Fini dans la nuit hier, je n'arrivais plus à m'arrêter !

Après une première partie douloureuse pour moi (trop de descriptions très, très détaillées, trop scientifiques à mon goût...) le reste s'est lu tout seul, c'était passionnant et palpitant, et le style de Jules Verne est à saluer - quel talent !

Bon, tout ne m'a pas plu à 100% (mais j'y reviendrai à travers un article de blog prochainement) mais c'était une belle lecture et une belle surprise, contre toute attente ! Et ça m'a donné env
Mar 21, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of 19th-century "men against nature" literature
As with many of my pre-Goodreads books, the date read for this one is a best guess, but probably roughly accurate. Although I liked it overall, I didn't rate it as highly as my Goodreads friend Bruce recently did.

Simply put, the premise here is that in March 1865, five Unionists (one the black former slave of one of the white escapees, and another a 15-year-old boy) escape from Richmond by stealing a balloon that's been prepared and provisioned for a Confederate mission; but are quickly blown WA
Oct 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last year I participated with a group of friends in doing a Secret Santa. This was the book that my Santa gave me (as well as Gulliver's Travels). I think it was because of the fact I was moaning about the lack of any Verne on Maui. I am SOOOOO glad my santa chose this book for me. It was amazing. Yes there were some dry parts, unless you like painstaking detail about how to make Iron or Bricks, but even they were quickly dispatched, and could be skimmed without really mising anything.

Verne's Ch
James Field
Dec 07, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
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ايام نوجواني داشت به سر مي رسيد و با آن ميل به كتاب هاي جزيره هاي گنج و ماجراهاي دزدان دريايي هم كمتر ميشد
چندين داستان در اين مورد خوانده بودم و دوست داشتم با يك كتاب خيلي خوب خاتمه اي به اين دوران بدهم
در كتابخانه آن را پيدا نكردم ولي بعد از يك ماه ،دوستم بهم زنگ زد كه در خانه قديمي شان در روستا، تعدادي كتاب بي جلد و پاره پيدا كرده و براي من آورده بود
چهار پنج كتابی بود كه اين جزيره گنج هم بدون جلد در آنها خودش را پنهان كرده بود
آخه مثل اونموقع خودم، كمي خجالتي بود
اين همه سال كتاب گوشه اي منتظر من
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'avais quelques réserves en entamant ce livre (j'avais pas mal d'a priori sur l'écriture très descriptive de Jules Verne), mais j'ai finalement beaucoup aimé L'île mystérieuse !

L'histoire nous accroche assez vite (malgré une première partie un peu longuette), beaucoup de mystères apparaissent les uns après les autres et la fin est vraiment surprenante et ne déçoit pas !

Le seul bémol que j'aurais est que cela manque d'émotion, notamment au niveau des personnages. Ces naufragés sont tellement opt
Rob Kennedy
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finished it a few days ago. This book has restored my faith in reading. It's the second best book I've ever read. I've rarely read anything that has kept me spellbound from start to finish. I think I'd like to start reading it again.

For what is seen as an adventure book, it's mind blowingly in-depth, overly interesting and so well written, it has taught me many lessons in writing. I never new Jules Verne was so good. I already miss each character and even the animals. Poor Jup. Wow wow wow.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Absolument génial ! J'ai bien aimé comment le livre monte en intensité au fil des parties : au début le récit est très descriptif, ce que j'ai par ailleurs trouvé passionnant (toutes ces techniques de survie, toute la description de la faune, de la flore et la géographie, génial !), puis l'action est de plus en plus présente et le livre se termine magistralement ! J'ai dû faire une pause de quelques minutes à la fin de l'avant-dernier chapitre, pour reprendre mon souffle et m'en remettre avant d ...more
Charlotte B.
Alerte coup de coeur ! Comme je suis heureuse que ce livre ait été choisi pour la lecture de janvier du Club de Lecture MS !
Pourtant, au départ, les 800 pages m'ont un peu effrayée, non pas que je n'aime pas les pavés, au contraire, mais j'avais peur que le style de Jules Verne m'ennuie. Quelle erreur ç'aurait été de me fier à mes craintes ! Je n'aurais troqué la version intégrale pour rien au monde. Je n'ai rien à redire à ce roman, certes il y a de longues descriptions topographiques et scien
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
4 misteriosas estrellas
¡Qué aventura! Como toda obra de Jules Verne, La isla misteriosa es de otro mundo. Rica en descripciones, y con un misterio omnipresente (como anuncia su título), se regodea en la pericia de cinco naúfragos que llegan a una isla muy peculiar. Con un paraje curioso, repleto de animales y vegetales de todo tipo, Cyrus Smith (ingeniero y líder natural), Gideon Spillet (reportero y confidente de Smith), Pencroff (marino), Harbert (joven protegido de Pencroff), Nab (ex esclavo
Algernon (Darth Anyan)
my favorite among 40+ books I've read by Jules Verne. read count = 4 (although not recently) . An example of how scientific knowledge dramatically increases the chances of survival on a deserted island. Probably one of the reasons I've chosen a career as an engineer, I like to take things apart to see how they work, and i also love the satisfaction of fixing something that is broken. The four stranded technology wizards recreate the industrial revolution from scatch among the pristine tropical p ...more
Leo .
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jules Verne fuels the imagination! Verne had a vision of a Hollow Earth. Fascinating topic. Lots of esoteric knowledge out there in the public domain, if one knows where to look. Great books. Tolkien also had Middle Earth in his books and of course Alice went down the rabbit hole. Maybe that is where the elves and dwarves live! Lol!🐯👍
Paolo del ventoso Est
Che Verne sia oggi un autore abbandonato mi pare innegabile; lo vedi ancora sbucare qua e là negli scaffali dei libri per ragazzi, ridotto e illustrato, in faticosa competizione con la fornitissima produzione contemporanea. Questo stupendo romanzo di avventura, mistero e ingegno umano ha per fortuna una pubblicazione "adulta" per i tipi di Marsilio, un bellissimo paperback che non mi son lasciato sfuggire. Cosa non piace più di questo autore, perchè ha perduto il suo antico fascino il transalpin ...more
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai beaucoup de mal à émettre un avis sur ce livre. L'écriture est belle, l'histoire est bien construite, c'est très intelligent et je me suis délectée du vocabulaire riche et si étranger aux récits contemporains.
Cependant, durant plusieurs centaines de pages, rien ne me poussait à tourner la page, et même si cette impression s'est petit à petit effacée (pour franchement disparaître lors de la troisième partie), si j'ai globalement été prise par l'histoire, ce n'est pas un coup de cœur. J'ai ét
Dec 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adventure minded folks
I first read this book as a young boy and loved it! The adventure, the science, the making something out of practically nothing, the surviving the elements - as a young boy with a real desire for adventure and an interest in science I was hooked. I thought that Jules Verne was the greatest dude to have ever drawn breath. I quickly started a campaign to convince others how great this book was. My attempts to sway others was to no avail... no one else was interested.

I think this book was a Christ
L'île mystérieuse m'a réconciliée avec Jules Vernes. Je ne pensais pas lire un de ces romans depuis que j'en avais été dégoutée à 10/12 ans. Et quelle surprise !

Le roman se compose en trois parties retraçant l'arrivée des colons sur l'île Lincoln puis leur survie dans un milieu parfois hostile (éléments naturels imprévisibles, animaux sauvages menaçants,...). Si la première partie peut paraître longue, du fait des nombreuses descriptions scientifiques, les secondes parties m'ont paru plus légère
Tout d'abord merci à Victoria d'avoir proposé ce livre pour le #clublecturems car cela faisait longtemps que je voulais lire du Jules Verne sans jamais me lancer. (et ayant une collection complète à la maison c'est un peu dommage...)
J'ai longtemps hésité mais je donnerai plutôt 3.5/5 à ce roman! J'ai aimé l'histoire en général, mais quelques longueurs lors des descriptions m’empêchent de lui mettre 4.
De plus, j'ai trouvé les personnages trop parfaits, trop lisses et ait eu du mal à vraiment m'at
Jan 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pour être honnête j'ai étais très déçue ! Je trouve l'idée du livre très bonne et l'histoire en elle même m'a plu mais moi qui suis habituellement une fan de classique et particulièrement des récits d'aventures et de naufragés, j'ai trouvée que celle ci avait beaucoup trop de défauts. Non seulement j'ai trouvé que les personnages n'étaient pas spécialement attachants voire carrément plats (j'ai particulièrement peu aimé Pencroff) mais en plus leur adaptation à l'île et plus qu'irrealiste. Qu'ils ...more
B. Zedan
Jul 13, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Folks who want to read 500+ pages of self-important Industry of Man porno
Oh my God. Some dudes are castaway on this island and I cannot put real words together to explain why I wanted to kill this book. So here are some select Twitters from when I was reading it:

* I find it a little horrifying that the castaways in Verne's 'Mysterious Island' never use bone for anything. Too savage? [though they end up using some whale bone, but that's pretty white so it's okay]

* They didn't use bone to tip arrows! They waited until the dog found a porcupine! How are clothes mended?!
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was recommended by the 2012 Book Lover's Page-A-Day Calendar. Entry was for January 2, 2012.


Let me start by saying that I'm already pretty familiar with the work of Jules Verne, having gotten pretty well addicted to an abridged children's version of Around The World in 80 Days back when I was eight or nine years old. Since then, I've read the actual unabridged version and have read both 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and A Journey To The Center of The Earth more times than I can coun
Книжни Криле
Жул Верн е един от авторите, които ме пренасят не само през паралели и меридиани до всевъзможни екзотични кътчета на света, но ме пренасят и в детството. Още отпреди да започна да си чета сам „големи книги” вече се бях наслушал от баща си за Жул Верн, а имам и много мъгляви спомени за няколко адаптации по негови произведения, които бях гледал по телевизията. Ето защо когато станах горд притежател на карта за библиотеката едно от първите заглавия, които взех беше „Капитан Немо”. Днес обаче си при ...more
Jul 15, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little while ago, I picked up The Mysterious Island mainly because it was one of the only books by Jules Verne that I knew almost nothing about. I took great care not to learn in advance what made the island so mysterious or really, anything about the plot at all.

This book is at its heart a standard "shipwrecked" adventure. The main characters are not really shipwrecked per se, but may as well be. The majority of the story deals with their trials and tribulations surviving on the island.

Une première partie interminable avec des descriptions et des termes techniques qui m'ont un peu assommées.
La seconde partie devient plus intéressante mais j'ai eu du mal à m'attacher aux personnages beaucoup trop lisses et trop parfaits. Tout semble trop simple, un peu dommage.
Enfin une troisième partie avec de l'action ! Beaucoup de rebondissements (trop ?) et la révélation tant attendue. Jules Verne a été très malin la dessus.

Seulement 3/5 car je n'ai pas réussi à me prendre réellement dans
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Après un mois et avec quelques jours de retard je termine la version intégrale de l'île mystérieuse. Malgré quelques longueurs par moment je dois admettre que j'ai apprécié la plume de Jules Verne. J'ai aimé la beauté de l'écriture que l'on trouve en lisant un classique, l'érudition de Jules Verne; éléments qui parfois manquent à la littérature contemporaine. Je me suis donc embarquée dans l'aventure avec nos naufragés sur cette île mystérieuse. Finalement j'ai été surprise par la découverte du ...more
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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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