Lighthouse at the End of the World
Phare du bout du monde (Le) (1905)

This story was published after Jules Verne’s death in 1905. His son Michel took his father’s manuscript and added his own touches. This was then published under his father’s name. To find out more about Jules’ version of the story go here.
Member Andrew Nash’s website contains all the English variations of this title.

Plot Synopsis:
(courtesy of member Dennis Kytasaari’s - website)
Three keepers (Vasquez, Felipe, and Moriz) are left to tend the new lighthouse on Staten Island, an island located 200 km NE of Cape Horn in the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately Staten has other residents, a group of pirates (led by Kongre) who’ve been waiting for the opportunity to seize a vessel with which to leave the island. They murder Felipe and Moriz and take possession of the lighthouse; it’s up to the lone survivor Vasquez to remain alive until the relief boat comes in 3 months.


Lighthouse at the End of the World
Translator: Unknown. New York, G. Howard Watt, 1924, ?? pages.

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