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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La Jangada : huit cents lieues sur l’Amazone

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I enjoyed this book more than I expected.

Want to Read saving…. On a journey from Peru to the Atlantic coast in Brazil the reader travels along with the central characters of the story experiencing the animal life, plants and vibrant surroundings of the Amazon river and its rainforest towards a fast paced climax.

View all 3 comments. Feb 02, Carl rated it liked it. Refresh and try again. Take a journey on a giant raft with Joam Garral down Leagues on the Amazon. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. This page was last edited on 21 Julyat The first half was like reading a text book about the amazon. The Aquaman star shares why this vengeful villain is a fan favorite. Retrieved 24 February Wells, is often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction”.

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Oct 02, Rex Libris rated it liked it. A geologist without personal fortune, Jangaea Mere has no hope of marrying Alice Walker, daughter of the owner of the richest diamond mine in South Africa. Varsinaista tarinaa ei ole paljoakaan. I’m surprised it’s not more popular. 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.


Learn more More Like This. Not as exciting or involved as “The Mysterious Island” butt involves the Amazon and takes place juloo the nineteenth century, thus it was of interest to me. It’s true there are a few inaccuracies in his description, but the way he describes it made lw come alive for me in a way that no other description of encryption ever has.

What’s more, the father is accused of a crime he never committed, and the only proof of his innocence is an encrypted jangwda. Will a strange encoded message be deciphered in time to save him?

It’s not the best Jules Verne story, but is written in his classic scientific style. Definitely not my favorite Verne.

Garral, a Brazilian, lives on a thriving fazenda plantation in the Peruvian frontier with his loving vere. Once they started their journey it felt like nothing interesting was happening.

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. Retrieved from ” https: I started reading Jules Verne as a child because my grandfather loved his books.

More of a travelogue than a story, although it does have an engaging plot, Verne’s Leagues on the 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.

La Jangada by Jules Verne

A fascinating journey about the Amazon and the Brazilian frontier in a fascinating time. One of the things I enjoyed most about this book is the secret message introduced in the first chapter. In the backdrop of one of the most exotic locations on the planet Verne narrates the s ‘ Leagues on the Amazon ‘ is an amazing story of adventure, honor, loyalty and exotic travel shrouded in great mystery. Start your free trial. Along the way a patriarch is first attempted to be blackmailed and then arrested for a crime he did not commit.


Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction elements. Books by Jules Verne. Open Vdrne See a Problem?

Three quotes show the most interesting aspects of the writing, but I should warn lq there’s a possible spoiler ahead: Quotes from Leagues on th Some personal history here: Once landing on an island, the group julii they are surrounded by danger I was vetne 11 ,when I started to read this book!

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Viittaus Poen Kultakuoriainen-teokseen ja kryptogrammit olivat positiivinen tieto-osuus. Probably much easier to take in at a glance in the print edition! Tato to nebola, ale bola to dalsia fajn kniha pre cerstvu teenagerku: It definitely took a while to get going. Jangadw 14, James rated it really liked it Shelves: When Torres is killed, the Garral family must race to decode the letter before Joam is vedne.

Preview — Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne.

If you can get past the dry parts detailing the geography and types of vegetation seen on the slow voyage down the Amazon, though, I think you’ll see the novel becomes much more compelling. During the American Civil Warfour men and a young boy flee aboard a balloon.