In search of castaways

 

The story centers on the search for the castaways and picks up from there; the main protagonist tries to decipher the clues in order to locate the missing castaways and that forms the bulk of the story. While this is not exactly science fiction, it nevertheless showcases Verne’s attention to detail which makes the book stand out from the rest. It is Verne at his inimitable best which is why this book is ranked as one of Jules Verne’s best books