Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (Dodo Press)
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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (Dodo Press)

By Jules Verne
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Many regard Jules Verne (1828-1905) as the father of modern science fiction. After running away to sea at the age of 11, and getting sent home in disgrace, Verne took up writing. His early works, mostly plays and librettos, met with little success. His first novel, "Five Weeks in a Balloon," based on extensive readings on science and geography, led him to a career writing adventure stories infused with meticulously accurate scientific elements. Novels such as "Journey to the Center of the Earth," "From the Earth to the Moon," "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," and many others followed, earning him a place as one of the most popular authors of all time, read by millions thorughout the world. "Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon" (sometimes split into two volumes, "The Giant Raft" and "The Cryptogram") tells of a blackmail victim forced on trip down the Amazon to clear his good name. Filled with detailed descriptions of strange lands, animals, plants, and people, it remains a rare volume of Verne's adventure stories.

Table of Contents
  • EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON
  • PART I. THE GIANT RAFT
    • CHAPTER I. A CAPTAIN OF THE WOODS
    • CHAPTER II. ROBBER AND ROBBED
    • CHAPTER III. THE GARRAL FAMILY
    • CHAPTER IV. HESITATION
    • CHAPTER V. THE AMAZON
    • CHAPTER VI. A FOREST ON THE GROUND
    • CHAPTER VII. FOLLOWING A LIANA
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE JANGADA
    • CHAPTER IX. THE EVENING OF THE FIFTH OF JUNE
    • CHAPTER X. FROM IQUITOS TO PEVAS
    • CHAPTER XI. FROM PEVAS TO THE FRONTIER
    • CHAPTER XII. FRAGOSO AT WORK
    • CHAPTER XIII. TORRES
    • CHAPTER XIV. STILL DESCENDING
    • CHAPTER XV. THE CONTINUED DESCENT
    • CHAPTER XVI. EGA
    • CHAPTER XVII. AN ATTACK
    • CHAPTER XVIII. THE ARRIVAL DINNER
    • CHAPTER XIX. ANCIENT HISTORY
      • BUT THE CONVERSATION was continued by Fragoso, who immediately rejoined:
    • CHAPTER XX. BETWEEN THE TWO MEN
  • PART II. THE CRYPTOGRAM
    • CHAPTER I. MANAOS
    • CHAPTER II. THE FIRST MOMENTS
    • CHAPTER III. RETROSPECTIVE
    • CHAPTER IV. MORAL PROOFS
    • CHAPTER V. MATERIAL PROOFS
    • CHAPTER VI. THE LAST BLOW
    • CHAPTER VII. RESOLUTIONS
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE FIRST SEARCH
      • THE SEARCH had to commence at once, and that for two weighty reasons.
    • CHAPTER IX. THE SECOND ATTEMPT
    • CHAPTER X. A CANNON SHOT
    • CHAPTER XI. THE CONTENTS OF THE CASE
    • CHAPTER XII. THE DOCUMENT
    • CHAPTER XIII. IS IT A MATTER OF FIGURES?
    • CHAPTER XIV. CHANCE!
    • CHAPTER XV. THE LAST EFFORTS
    • CHAPTER XVI. PREPARATIONS
    • CHAPTER XVII. THE LAST NIGHT
    • CHAPTER XVIII. FRAGOSO
    • CHAPTER XIX. THE CRIME OF TIJUCO
    • CHAPTER XX. THE LOWER AMAZON
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