A Jangada is a wooden train, a vast raft in South America. It is on this kind of boat that Joam Garral and all his family, who live in Peru, descend the course of the. La Jangada (). 84 illustrations by Léon Benett. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · by Jules Verne. La Jangada by Jules Verne. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.

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The first half of the book is mostly background and filler, but after that, the story seems to move along quite well. Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who jjangada the genre of science-fiction.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Before the Anglo-Saxon race Australians and Tasmanians have vanished. A few years after he passed away, I had been re-reading a few of my favourite Jules Verne novels, and I figured it was time to g I was so disappointed not to like this book.

Unfortunately, I found it terribly jangaxa.

What’s more, the father is accused of a crime he never committed, and the only proof of his innocence is an encrypted document. The search for a corpse and its eventual recovery is described without graphic detail. A scoundrel named Torres offers Joam absolute proof of Joam’s innocence but the price that Torres wants for this information is to marry Joam’s daughter, which is inconceivable to Joam.

Then a subsequent chunk is dedicated to the science of decoding cipher A family and several of their friends float a giant raft downriver in preparation for a marriage. Beautiful descriptions of the natural scenery along the Amazon. It definitely took a while to get going.

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon – Wikipedia

This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon Riveris forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. The Extraordinary Voyages Sinister omen, a menacing character named Torres is invited aboard the Jangada and, after an attack of alligators, the justice comes to stop Dacosta.


It felt very predictable and somehow I never got particularly invested in the characters juio the story. One of the th This is more of a travel log than anything else. His prominent novels have been made into films. Garral, a Brazilian, lives on a thriving fazenda plantation in the Peruvian frontier with his loving family. It’s more of a murder mystery—but it’s a cool book nonetheless.

800 Leagues on the Amazon

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video. Aug 22, Jesse A rated it liked it. Like many of More of a travelogue than a story, although it does have an engaging plot, Verne’s Leagues on jahgada 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 the river where a double wedding will take place. Later in the the book it turns out that this message is not just encoded, but has been encrypted, and Verne gives one of the clearest description of how encryption works that I’ve ever read.

Feb 02, Carl rated it liked it. 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 hulio of the mighty Amazon River.

I did like the characters aside from the villaineven though they weren’t very deep. Want to Read saving….

La Jangada : huit cents lieues sur l’Amazone

Here is a most interesting Jules Verne tale. Some of the dialogue between the young people was pretty fun, which is not necessarily typical of Verne.

Other books in the series. This page was last edited on 21 Julyat In the second half, some of Jules Verne’s signature ultra-in-depth analyses and calculations are injected, which I enjoyed following.


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.

If you can get past the dry parts detailing the geography and types of vegetation seen on the It definitely took a while to get going. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Will a strange encoded message be deciphered in time to save him? The proof lies in an encrypted letter that will exonerate Garral. Unfortunately this work there is too much description and not enough plot.

Many of Verne’s books contain a great deal of description and science, but the most successful of his works keep the delicate balance between description and plot.

It’s actually hard to decide which of the two–the novel’s plot or the gratuitous information–is the bigger attraction in Jules Verne’s writing. This is a must read book for those who love a great tale of adventure with enough plot twists and suspense. Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction elements. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Probably had the least real action of any Jules Verne book I’ve read yet, but there was enough mystery to keep me interested. The book reflects many of the prejudices of the period, including giving a vivid description of how the body of a drowned person will rise to the surface if a cannon is fired over the water you will also find reference to this in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.