In Pierre Mael's 1898 Under the Sea to the North Pole, heroic Isabelle de Keralio is one of the leaders of an expedition that plans to reach the North Pole using steamships, balloons and submarines. After facing freezing, starvation and fierce polar bears, she finally discovers the bizarre secret that lies at the Pole. Originally published in French in 1893 as "A French Woman at the North Pole". Includes the original illustrations.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Classics 2
The Blue Lagoon Omnibus. Henry DeVere Stacpoole's classic trilogy of innocence, love, adventure and discovery in the lost Edens of the South Seas. Also includes "The Three Laws and the Golden Rule" by Morgan Robertson, which may have been one of Stacpoole's inspirations. Numerous illustrations by Ron Miller.
Penguin Island, Anatole France's satiric classic, opens with a Christian missionary monk who accidentally lands on the island and mistakes the native penguins for people and baptizes them. This mistake causes a problem for God who normally only allows people to be baptized, so he resolves it by converting the penguins to people and giving them a soul. Includes the original illustrations by Frank C. Pape.