Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jan 14, 2008 - Fiction - 524 pages
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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (1881) is an adventure novel included in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series. The story centers on the life of Joam Garral, a ranch-owner, who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River. Traveling down the river, he is blackmailed by a rascal, Torres who demands his daughter's hand as a price for not disclosing his crime.
 

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Contents

THE GIANT RAFT
1
THE CRYPTOGRAM
273
THE CONTENTS OF THE CASE
372
IS IT A MATTER OF FIGURES?
396
CHANCE
411
THE LAST EFFORTS
424
THE LAST NIGHT
445
THE CRIME OF TIJUCO
468
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Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77.

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