Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

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The Floating Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Fiction - 489 pages
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Penned by science fiction luminary Jules Verne, Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon is a pulse-pounding adventure novel that will enthrall and engage fans of the action fiction genre. The tale follows the journey of a South American landowner who is forced by circumstances to flee his home by raft on the Amazon River.
 

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Contents

Chapter I A Captain of the Woods
7
Chapter II Robber and Robbed
17
Chapter III The Garral Family
33
Chapter IV Hesitation
47
Chapter V The Amazon
59
Chapter VI A Forest on the Ground
71
Chapter VII Following a Liana
81
Chapter VIII The Jangada
103
Chapter II The First Moments
279
Chapter III Retrospective
290
Chapter IV Moral Proofs
299
Chapter V Material Proofs
311
Chapter VI The Last Blow
319
Chapter VII Resolutions
336
Chapter VIII The First Search
344
Chapter IX The Second Attempt
354

Chapter IX The Evening of the Fifth of June
115
Chapter X From Iquitos to Pevas
127
Chapter XI From Pevas to the Frontier
139
Chapter XII Fragoso at Work
155
Chapter XIII Torres
170
Chapter XIV Still Descending
181
Chapter XV The Continued Descent
191
Chapter XVI Ega
204
Chapter XVII An Attack
220
Chapter XVIII The Arrival Dinner
235
Chapter XIX Ancient History
247
Chapter XX Between the Two Men
256
PART II THE CRYPTOGRAM
273
Chapter I Manaos
274
Chapter X A Cannon Shot
361
Chapter XI The Contents of the Case
373
Chapter XII The Document
382
Chapter XIII Is it a Matter of Figures?
396
Chapter XIV Chance
410
Chapter XV The Last Efforts
422
Chapter XVI Preparations
431
Chapter XVII The Last Night
442
Chapter XVIII Fragoso
453
Chapter XIX The Crime of Tijuco
465
Chapter XX The Lower Amazon
476
Endnotes
488
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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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