"The Mysterious Island ... Jules Verne"

Engraving by Jules Férat for The Mysterious Island
Public DomainEngraving by Jules Férat for The Mysterious Island
The last two items are Will’s choice for reading material: Jules Verne’s 1874 adventure novel is about five Union Army prisoners of war who escape the Confederacy (and the Civil War) and crash-land on a tiny, unknown island in the Pacific. It is sort of a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, because the island turns out to be the hideout of Captain Nemo and home harbor of his submarine the Nautilus, though it is a very different book from the other two.