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The Lighthouse at the End of the World ➚ [KINDLE] ❄ The Lighthouse at the End of the World By Jules Verne ➤ – Thomashillier.co.uk In The Lighthouse at the End of the World, Jules Verne is seen at his simplest and best No antecedent improbability here has to be made good The remoteness of the scene where the drama is laid supplie In The Lighthouse at the at the ePUB ↠ End of the World, Jules Verne is seen at his simplest and best No antecedent improbability here has to be made good The remoteness of the scene where the drama is laid supplies an element of dread of which advantage is skillfully taken, and the shortness of the period over which the story is extended adds excitement to the race against time which The Lighthouse PDF \ the villains of the piece are compelled to make in their attempt to escape justice The rest is pure action, courage and resourcefulness pitted against ferocity and power of numbers, with no merely invented complications to retard the issue As a simple adventure story The Lighthouse at the End of the World must be declared a little masterpiece.

  • Paperback
  • 260 pages
  • The Lighthouse at the End of the World
  • Jules Verne
  • English
  • 04 July 2017
  • 1589630947

About the Author: Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne was a at the ePUB ↠ French author who pioneered the genre of science fiction He is best known for his novelsJourney to the Center of the Earth ,Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , andAround the World in Eighty Days Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised He is The Lighthouse PDF \ the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie His prominent novels have been made into films Verne, along with H G Wells, is often referred to as the Father of Science Fiction.



10 thoughts on “The Lighthouse at the End of the World

  1. Liz* Fashionably Late Liz* Fashionably Late says:

    Jules Verne and Argentina Such a cool read.

  2. Olivermagnus Olivermagnus says:

    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 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 man named Kongre After killing two of the lighthouse keepers, the remaining man named Vasquez is forced to hide alone in the wilderness, hoping the returning ship will come back and save him During a particularly bad storm the pirates draw in an American ship, killing all on board except the First Officer, John Davis Vasquez and Davis team up to try to capture the pirates.Verne s novel paints a gripping picture of intrigue and heroism You can see the beginnings of the modern action novel in this short book Written at the end of his life, Lighthouse was revised by his son, and is not considered one of his best works I thought it was a really good book that completely captured my attention The author excelled in capturing the turbulent atmosphere of an island at the end of the world

  3. Jose Moa Jose Moa says:

    Perhaps the best novel of adventures i have read by Jules Verne, is over the fight for survival against pirates of the only living person of the three in charge of the lighthose, in a remote island in the argentinian Patagonia

  4. SeRRo SeRRo says:

    Simplicity makes this book an enjoyable read This is not as science fiction as other Jules Verne books but nonetheless it is a fine one.Things happen as characters intend them to and that s the only downside of this book as it is so predictable.

  5. Kevin Kevin says:

    A marvelously good yarn based upon a real location and lighthouse I m very seriously thinking of making a game based off of this Unreal engine Accurate mapping of a real world location Characters Plot Fun stuff.

  6. Jim Jim says:

    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 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 lighthouse on the eastern end of the island to light the way for ships to avoid the dangerous rocks and reefs around the island while they were heading toward the Drake Passage or the Beagle Channel.Even as the lighthouse was being set up, at the other end of the island was a gang of pirates who lured ships to their doom, murdered any surviving crew, and stole whatever of the cargo had value The existence of a lighthouse would make it difficult for the pirates to continue their depredations Suddenly, a sailing ship of 160 tons wrecked on the island with only minimal damage The only place where the pirates could effect repairs was a bay directly in sight of the lighthouse staff.When two of the lighthouse personnel investigate the activity, they are shot The remaining lighthouse keeper is Vasquez, their leader, who escapes to avoid sharing their fate He finds a hiding place, raids the pirates cave for food, and teams up with a shipwreck survivor from an American freighter to delay the sailing of the pirate s vessel until such time as the Argentinean navy would send an ard vessel with a replacement lighthouse crew.Lighthouse is an exciting adventure story that shows that Verne was still on his game even as his body was succumbing to illness While it is not one of his better known works and lacks some of the sci fi whiz bang effects of some of his works, it is a capable and even exciting adventure story which deserves to be read

  7. Michael Michael says:

    now have read several Jules Verne, nowable 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 naive superstructure a belief in, for lack of a b now have read several Jules Verne, nowable 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 naive superstructure a belief in, for lack of a better word, things this is an essentially material world, manipulated by man if he has the skill, eg sailing, repairing ship, plotting naval escape or delaying it motivation is not relevant, emotions spur action but not contemplation, strategy is simple, buried under technological description, guides on how to, rather than ever why fun, fast, stripped down, it is possible have just not read enough thrillers to be bored of this sort of work an extraordinary voyage that never leaves the island, yes, but suspenseful anyway

  8. Thom Thom says:

    Jules Verne wrote this story shortly before he died, but never had a chance to edit it and polish it The introduction details his writing process and a history of this particular manuscript, which was revised and published by his son a few years later.This book has the original manuscript, with a few alterations noted in pencil in the original work While not revised by the author, it does have the kernel of a good story and good protagonists I liked itfor it s potential than anything el Jules Verne wrote this story shortly before he died, but never had a chance to edit it and polish it The introduction details his writing process and a history of this particular manuscript, which was revised and published by his son a few years later.This book has the original manuscript, with a few alterations noted in pencil in the original work While not revised by the author, it does have the kernel of a good story and good protagonists I liked itfor it s potential than anything else 2 stars

  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    This Jules Verne story is a fairly solid adventure story, but compared to modern pirate adventures it feels fairly tame the level of either violence or suspense or even action is fairly low compared to the enormous amount of exposition In that sense, it s not really Verne s best work It takes about three chapters for anything to actually happen in the book, although we get a lot of detail on the process of building the lighthouse, the mechanics of operating it, and so on Verne is clearly e This Jules Verne story is a fairly solid adventure story, but compared to modern pirate adventures it feels fairly tame the level of either violence or suspense or even action is fairly low compared to the enormous amount of exposition In that sense, it s not really Verne s best work It takes about three chapters for anything to actually happen in the book, although we get a lot of detail on the process of building the lighthouse, the mechanics of operating it, and so on Verne is clearly enamoured with the details of ships and maritime life, and he describes things in fardetail than the reader needs to imagine the scene or figure out what s going on.The main advantage the story has is that, despite the author s wordiness, his prose is actually very clear Verne references a lot of vocabulary, especially concerning ships and sailing, that I am not familiar with, and yet I never felt confused as to what was going on Often readers are put off by classical literature because they assume the older style of language will be difficult to understand, but that is certainly not true of this However, my main critique is that the slow pace and over description ultimately drag the book down quite a bit Verne jumps back and forth between the lighthouse keeper s perspective and the gang of pirates plotting against him, andandas the book goes on, he reiterates information he just established in the previous point of view So, for instance, he ll describe why the pirates decided not to sail off the island, and then take us through Vasquez the lighthouse keeper coming to the same conclusion about their plans two pages later He also foreshadows major plot events a chapter or two before they happen although it would beaccurate to say he states them directly than to say he foreshadows them Essentially, he ll have a character say Gee, I sure hope the weather stays clear so we can leave tomorrow only for a storm to blow in the next day By the end of it, I was a little frustrated by the constant restatement of plot events combined with the fact that the moments of suspenseful action were so few and far between, with so many chapters devoted just to characters regrouping and talking to one another A well planned adventure story, but in the end I think it missed its mark

  10. David Mann David Mann says:

    Adventure at the end of the worldThis is a late work of Verne, and the language is terse, the pacing fast, and the text short It is a fine read for an intermediate French student like myself, apart from lots of obscure nautical terms A light house is constructed on a island near the Straits of Magellan and manned by three guardians Unfortunately the island is also the home of a band of ruthless pirates Needless to say things go awry for the good guys, and, a common theme with Verne, the tale Adventure at the end of the worldThis is a late work of Verne, and the language is terse, the pacing fast, and the text short It is a fine read for an intermediate French student like myself, apart from lots of obscure nautical terms A light house is constructed on a island near the Straits of Magellan and manned by three guardians Unfortunately the island is also the home of a band of ruthless pirates Needless to say things go awry for the good guys, and, a common theme with Verne, the tale becomes one of survival and use of ingenuity to level the playing field In short, classic Verne in a relatively small package

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