1927 Rare Early Edition - JULES VERNE, The Lighthouse at the End of the World.
Author: Jules Verne.
Title: The Lighthouse at the End of the World.
Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, no date (1927). Early UK edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 248 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown, spine sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the two full-page illustrations.
The book: Rare and attractive early UK edition of The Lighthouse at the End of the World (French: Le Phare du bout du monde) -- an adventure novel by French author Jules Verne. Verne wrote the first draft in 1901. It was first published posthumously in 1905. The novel's plot involves piracy in the South Atlantic during the mid-19th century, with a theme of survival in extreme circumstances and events centering on an isolated lighthouse. Verne was inspired by the real lighthouse at the Isla de los Estados, Argentina, near Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn. The novel was adapted into the 1971 movie, The Light at the Edge of the World.
The author: Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright.Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including 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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