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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I skimmed to the end to see what would happen then gave up altogether. Slaves do figure into the story although the author specifically condemns the practice near the beginningand people are often referred to by their skin color, but I didn’t notice a lot of stereotyped descriptions–at least not nearly so many as in some other books.

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 give this one a try at last. 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.

Here is a most interesting Jules Verne tale. Along the way a patriarch is first attempted to be blackmailed and then arrested for a crime he did not commit. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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Views Read Edit View history. The Garrals travel down the Amazon River using a giant timber raft. View all 10 comments.

It certainly is not science-fiction. His favourite was La Jangada but he could never convince me to read it I have to say, he wasn’t very good at selling the book to me: Unfortunately this work there is too much description and not enough plot.

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Oct 02, Rex Libris rated it liked it. It felt very predictable and somehow I never got particularly invested in the characters or the story. I leaned back in my room all day to finish it In the animated adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic story, Phileas Fogg accepts a wager that he can circle the globe in less than 80 days.

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.

If you are serious Verne fan, read it just because. La Jangada va quand meme plaire aux vrais mordus de Lz. View all 3 comments. Start your free trial.

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Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction jupio. Like many of Jjangada 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 vernr where a double wedding will take place.

Full Cast and Crew. May 02, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

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Audible Download Audio Books. Later in the the book it turns out that this message is not just encoded, jangxda has been encrypted, and Verne gives one of the clearest description of how encryption works that I’ve ever read. I started reading Jules Verne as a child because my grandfather loved his books.

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