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The Green Ray by Jules Verne
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When Helena Campbell reads of the green ray in a local newspaper, she insists that she must see it, refusing to accept her uncle's plans for her to marry until she does. Thus she and her uncles sets off in an effort to see it with two potential suitors in tow.

This is not my favorite of Verne's books. In part this is due to the fact that it is more of a romance and because the main character is female. Neither of which he seems to write very well. He's much better at the boy's club grand adventures. However, I found enough humor and interest in this book to keep reading. I didn't mind much when it ended, though. ( )
  andreablythe | Dec 28, 2009 |
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When the Morning Post writes about the legendary Green Ray's elevating effects on the mind and soul, Helena Campbell vows to experience it for herself, postponing the wedding being forced upon her against her will. Together with her uncles, Sam and Sib Melville, she sets off on what becomes a near-epic quest. Joining them in the search are two would-be suitors for Helena, one an artist, the other an amateur scientist. Together, they will voyage to a distant shore--and beyond--braving hurricanes, testing their patience and resolve, and ultimately finding their own true selves. A Wildside Fiction Classic, long unavailable in any form.

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