Summary: Jules Verne is best known for such novels as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, and Journey to the Center of the Earth, but he did a great deal of other work as well -- he published two books a year for decades, and left behind an oeuvre that approaches vast.
In this novel, published in this edition as An Antarctic Mystery but also known as The Sphinx of the Ice Fields, Captain Len Guy's brother is on the ship Jane when it goes missi ...show moreng, and the Captain must convince the crew of the Halbrane to take a long and dangerous trip to Antarctic in hope of finding his brother and any other survivors of the Jane. But strange as the journey may be, it's nowhere near as strange as what they will find waiting at its end. . . . ...show less