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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Jules Verne

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ISBN 10: 148370372X / ISBN 13: 9781483703725
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204 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 7.5in. x 0.4in.Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon is a Jules Verne adventure novel telling the story of how Joam Garral, a ranch owner living near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. He was trained to follow in his fathers footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including A Journey to the Interior of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781483703725

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Title: Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon is a Jules Verne adventure novel telling the story of how Joam Garral, a ranch owner living near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. He was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including A Journey to the Interior of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

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Jules Verne studied law but began writing stories and working in theatre as well. When Verne's father discovered his son was writing, he promptly withdrew his financial support. Verne then worked as a stockbroker.His wife encouraged him to pursue his writing, and he became acquainted with Pierre-Jules Hetzel, an important French publisher. Hetzel helped improve Verne's writings, which until then had been repeatedly rejected by other publishers. He died a wealthy man in 1905.

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