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The Secret of the Island (Illustrated Edition)

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It formed the third and
completing part of the Mysterious Island set of tales of adventure.
We may count it, taken separately, as next to Robinson Crusoe and
possibly Treasure Island, the best read and the best appreciated book
in all that large group of island-tales and sea-stories to which it
belongs. It gained its vogue immediately in France, Great Britain,
and overseas besides being translated, with more or less despatch,
into other European tongues. M. Jules Verne must indeed have
gained enough by it and its two connective tales to have acquired an
island of his own.

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