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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Jules Verne

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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon is an adventure novel in two parts by Jules Verne, having a basis in codes and cryptography. It describes a voyage down the Amazon River on a large raft, or jangada). Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .And Lina pointed to a liana of the "cipos" kind, twisted round a gigantic sensitive mimosa, whose leaves, light as feathers, shut up at the least disturbance.

"Well?" said Benito.

"I proposed," replied Minha, "that we try to follow that liana to its very end."

"It is an idea, and it is an object!" observed Benito, "to follow this liana, no matter what may be the obstacles, thickets, underwood, rocks, brooks, torrents, to let nothing stop us, not even——"

"Certainly, you are right, brother!" said Minha; "Lina is a trifle absurd."

"Come on, then!" replied her brother; "you say that Lina is absurd so as to say that Benito is absurd to approve of it!"

"Well, both of you are absurd, if that will amuse you," returned Minha. "Let us follow the liana!"

"You are not afraid?" said Manoel.

"Still objections!" shouted Benito.

"Ah, Manoel! you would not speak like that if y. . . Read More

Community Reviews

کتاب هشتصد فرسنگ در طول آمازون با انطور که در نسخه فارسیش کتاب جنگل های تاریک آمازون ترجمه شده است، احتمالا در نگاه اول تصوری از قبایل بدوی ادمخوار
را در دل جنگل های آمازون را به شما
بدهد.هرچند با عطف به ماسبق نویسننده کتاب میتوان همچنان تمی ماجراجویانه در کتاب اخیر جست 800 فرسنگ در طول آمازون نه کتا

La Jangada: 800 lieues sur l'Amazone = 800 Leagues on the Amazon (Extraordinary Voyages #21), Jules Verne
Garral, a Brazilian, lives on a thriving fazenda (plantation) in the Peruvian frontier with his loving family. But, his daughter's imminent marriage to a Brazilian army surgeon compels him to re

La première partie took me a couple of weeks to get through, but the deuxième I finished in a day. Jules Vernes' extremely detailed descriptions vary between giving useful information, context and atmosphere, and just being overdone and tedious. Knowing the latitude and longitude of Manao doesn't ad

Here is a most interesting Jules Verne tale. Unlike his usual science fiction novels, Eight hundred leagues actually tells the tale of an Amazon River trip, and most is quite descriptive as regards the surroundings, people, places, vegetation, wildlife, etc. It's quite a tale to follow, from the end

More of a travelogue than a story, although it does have an engaging plot, Verne's 800 Leagues on the Amazon follows a family's descent by enormous log raft down almost the full length of the mighty Amazon River, from Peru to the Atlantic coast in Brazil, as they make their way to the last town on t

Bu kitap elimde aylarca süründü. Sebep biraz cep boy olmasından kaynaklanıyor. Cep boy olunca elde tutmak zor oluyor. Kitap güzel basılmış sayfalar kopmuyor ama kitabı okuyacağım derken ellerim ağrıdı resmen. E tabii okuma keyfim de sekteye uğradı dolayısıyla. Neyse... Kitap Jangada isimli geminin y

Romanian review: Cărțile lui Jules Verne au ceva aparte, deși atât personajele sale pozitive cât și cele negative sunt adesea atât de asemănătoare încât par copiate după un șablon, iar finalul este întotdeauna previzibil și convenabil, pur și simplu nu pot să mă satur de ele. Acest sentiment de aven

Nav ko slēpt, bet bērna gados šis autors man bija pats, pats labākais. Kā gan var nepatikt Žils Verns, ja visos garajos skolas brīvlaikos mēs ar TV starpniecību tikām iepriecināti ar “Kapteiņa Granta bērniem”. Verna grāmatas bibliotēkās arī vienmēr bija paņemtas, un tieši tādēļ šo grāmatu man izdevā

Jules Verne is such a masterful story teller and this one didn't disappoint!

'800 Leagues on the Amazon' is an amazing story of adventure, honor, loyalty and exotic travel shrouded in great mystery. This is not the typical Jules Verne science fiction but it is a rollicking ride full of suspense and thrill on a log raft down almost the full length of the mighty Amazon River.

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