This is the fully illustrated and extended annotated edition including a rare and extensive biographical essay on the author, his life and works plus a wealth of illustrations. A book of remarkable and thrilling adventures, very much in the style of Mr. Verne's previous books, and adapted to interest either boy-readers or adults. The qGiant raftq is as immense as the qSteam house, q and the characters and incidents quite as original. The story opens with the finding of a paper of hieroglyphics by an adventurer in a Brazilian forestahe puts it wiih some gold coin in a silver case, places it near his head, and falls asleep. The object excites the attention of a qguaribaq (whom Mr. Verne describes at length), and he steals it and makes off; after this follows a long string of queer adventures connected with the silver case.... cane sofas, carved wood shelves, everything that constituted the charming furniture of the tropics, was disposed with taste about the floating home. ... In a few days the interior was completed, and it looked just like the interior of the fazenda.
|Title||:||Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (Extended Illustrated And Annotated Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Jazzybee Verlag - 2014-10-13|