Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

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subjects: Action & Adventure

series: Extraordinary Voyages (#21)

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Description

This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Most of the novel is situated on a large jangada (a Brazilian timber raft) that is used by Garral and his family to float to Belém at the river’s mouth. Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail.


98,250 words, with a reading time of ~ 6 hours (~ 393 pages), and first published in 1881. This DRM-Free edition published by epubBooks, .

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Excerpt

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THE MAN who held in his hand the document of which this strange assemblage of letters formed the concluding paragraph remained for some moments lost in thought.

It contained about a hundred of these lines, with the letters at even distances, and undivided into words. It seemed to have been written many years before, and time had already laid his tawny finger on the sheet of good stout paper which was covered with the hieroglyphics.