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The Southern Star

(1884)
(The Vanished Diamond)
(Book 25 in the Voyages Extraordinaires series)
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Victor Cyprien, a French engineer currently living in the "Diamond Fields" of Griqualand, South Africa desires to marry the beautiful daughter of Mr. Watkins, a man who holds claims to the land that are the "Diamond Fields." Watkins has other plans for his daughter, which includes her staying in South Africa and marrying one of the wealthier diamond miners. To put himself in a better position to win the hand of Alice, Victor buys a share and begins working his own claim. However, Alice convinces him to return to chemistry and pursue his theory that he can synthesize a diamond. The experiment appears to work as a 243-carat diamond is created and named "The Star of the South," which he gives to Alice. When the diamond is stolen, Cyprien and three other potential suitors for the hand of Alice, travel across South Africa in pursuit of the suspected culprit.

Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for Jules Verne's The Southern Star

Hardback Editions

February 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Southern Star Mystery
Author(s): Jules Verne
ISBN: 0-8488-2074-6 / 978-0-8488-2074-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Limited
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June 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: Southern Star Mystery
Author(s): Jules Verne
ISBN: 0-87497-039-3 / 978-0-87497-039-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Airmont Pub Co
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vanished Diamond
Author(s): Jules Verne
ISBN: 1-4791-5283-8 / 978-1-4791-5283-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vanished Diamond: The Star of the South
Author(s): Jules Verne
ISBN: 1-4101-0090-1 / 978-1-4101-0090-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL)
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