Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, who contributed to the development of the genre of the adventure fiction. The adventure fiction features the strict opposition between the good characters and the evil ones. It also features the exaggeration of the experience and feelings as well as the use of mysteries and riddles. An unexpected ending is typical of such stories. He is often considered the founding father of the science-fiction as well. According to UNESCO Jules Verne's are on the second place out of all the books in the world, judging on the amount of their translations.
'An Antarctic Mystery' (1897) was written as a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket'. In this book the entire story is set in the Antarctic Islands, particulary in the Kerguelen Islands, although Jules Verne had never been there. The central figure of the story is a rich man ftom the USA who likes to travel and explore exotic lands. Read this brilliant adventure story and get the full experience of an adventure!