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The mighty Orinoco

Author: Jules Verne; Stanford Luce; Arthur B Evans; Walter James Miller
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2002]
Series: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st English ed.]View all editions and formats
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The First English Edition of This Classic Verne Adventure -- with a Unique Feminist Twist. This Wesleyan edition features notes and a critical introduction by renowned Verne scholar Walter James Miller, as well as reproductions of all the illustrations from the original French edition. Written in 1898 and part of Jules Verne's famous series Voyages Extraordinaires, The Mighty Orinoco tells the story of a young man's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Verne; Stanford Luce; Arthur B Evans; Walter James Miller
ISBN: 0819565113 9780819565112 0819565814 9780819565815 0819565822 9780819565822
OCLC Number: 50643786
Notes: Ed. statement from jacket.
Description: xvii, 424 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. M. Miguel and his two colleagues --
Sergeant martial and his nephew --
On board the Simón Bolívar --
First encounter --
The Maripare and the Gallinetta --
Island after island --
Buena vista to la urbana --
A cloud of dust on the horizon --
Three boats navigating together --
At the mouth of the Meta --
A halt in the village of Atures --
A few observations by Germain Paterne --
Respect for the Tapir --
The Chubasco --
San Fernando --
pt. 2. A few words about the past --
The first leg of the journey --
Two days in Danaco --
Final advice from Manuel Assomption --
Beef cows and electric eels --
Terrible fears --
The campsite near Maunoir Peak --
The young Indian --
Across the Sierra --
The Ford of Frascaès --
The mission of Santa Juana --
En route --
Two months at the mission --
Au revoir!
Series Title: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Other Titles: Superbe Orénoque.
Responsibility: Jules Verne ; translated by Stanford L. Luce ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; introduction & notes by Walter James Miller.

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