Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1882
Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery Synopsis
A Californian Mystery (French: L'École des Robinsons, literally The School for Robinsons) is a novel by Jule Verne, published in 1882. The other name for the novel is School for Crusoes.
Godfrey Morgan, a wealthy young man, sets sail from San Francisco on an around-the-world voyage. His mentor, Professor T. Artelett, accompanies him. One foggy night, the two men are told to abandon their ship, and they wash ashore on an uninhabited island. Only having each other's back, Godfrey and Professor Artelett must use their skills to survive on the island.
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"An island to sell, for cash, to the highest bidder!" said Dean Felporg, the auctioneer, standing behind his rostrum in the room where the conditions of the singular sale were being noisily discussed.
"Island for sale! island for sale!" repeated in shrill tones again and again Gingrass, the crier, who was threading his way in and out of the excited crowd closely packed inside the largest saloon in the auction mart at No. 10, Sacramento Street.
About Jules Verne
Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. He is best known for his adventure novels, often set in the future and feature technological innovations that were not yet available in Verne's time. Verne is considered one of the founders of the science fiction genre. Verne's father was a lawyer, and Verne was expected to follow in his footsteps. However, Verne had a passion for writing, and he began to write plays and short stories while still a student. In 1852, Verne moved to Paris to work as a stockbroker. However, he continued to write in his spare time and eventually published his first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, in 1863. The novel was a success, launching Verne's career as a writer.
Verne went on to write over 60 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). His novels were translated into many languages and enjoyed great popularity worldwide. Verne was a prolific writer who continued to write until he died in 1905. He is considered one of the most important figures in the history of science fiction. Find out more about Jules Verne on sevenov.com.