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  • Paperback
  • 424 pages
  • The Mighty Orinoco
  • Jules Verne
  • English
  • 14 October 2017
  • 0819567809

10 thoughts on “The Mighty Orinoco

  1. Dave Dave says:

    The Mighty Orinoco is the third Jules Verne book in the Early Classics of Science Fiction series, and the sixth book overall The series is impressive, and this edition is no exception The novel was first published as Le Superbe Or noque in Magasin from January 1st through December 15th of 1898, and is the 45th of his scientific fiction stories As with all the Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne builds an adventure story off of a solid scientific base For this book, Verne used Jean Chaffanjo The Mighty Orinoco is the third Jules Verne book in the Early Classics of Science Fiction series, and the sixth book overall The series is impressive, and this edition is no exception The novel was first published as Le Superbe Or noque in Magasin from January 1st through December 15th of 1898, and is the 45th of his scientific fiction stories As with all the Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne builds an adventure story off of a solid scientific base For this book, Verne used Jean Chaffanjon s account of his real life journeys from his book L Or noque et le Caura Where that account leaves off, Verne is forced to invent, but for the vast majority of the story, Verne s descriptions of the river, rapids, flora, fauna, and human communities were all extremely accurate It is easy for us today to not think of this novel as science fiction or scientific fiction as Verne called it however, in the days before satellites and space ships taking pictures of the Earth, matters of geography were definitely of scientific interest While Verne endeavored to create a solid scientific basis for this story, there is muchto it then simply the search for the origin of the river In addition to the search for the source of the river by M Miguel, M Felipe, and M Varinas, there is a parallel story of the search by Jean Kermor and Sergeant Martial, who claim to be an uncle and nephew, searching for Colonel de Kermor who is supposed to be the father of Jean Sergeant Martial tries to keep Jean and himself separate from the other travelers, but as they are following the same path for different reasons, there is no choice but for the groups to interact Along the way they find Jacqus Helloch and Germain Paterne, and now the main characters are together for most of the journey Verne does have some twists in the story, but unlike today s writers, he provides so many clues as to what these twists are, that the reader is well ahead of the characters Still, it would not be fair to include any spoilers here, and so I will refrain from going into any further details of the story One of the interesting themes which Verne touches on in this book is race and racism At times, the reader has to forgive what appear to be racist comments in the text On the other hand, Verne does have a significant number of characters from the lesser races in positions of unusual authority One has to wonder if Verne isn t well ahead of his time in showing that the racist stereotypes are false The novel is divided into two sections The first section introduces most of the major characters, and they are together It ends when the group reaches San Fernando, and with the revelation of one of the big secrets The second section takes us the rest of the way, and in addition to the story lines which have already been mentioned, the story line of a group of outlaws and renegade Indians interweaves with the other story linesandThe pace of this story will feel slow, especially when compared with modern fiction The book runs 370 pages, and those who don t like all the detail with which Verne fills the chapters will probably not care for it much On the other hand, those who have read and enjoyed other Verne stories should enjoy this one This is the first English edition of this book, translated by Stanford L Luce As with the other books in the Early Classics of Science Fiction, there is some supporting material as well There is a short, but informative, introduction written by Walter James Miller, Professor of English at New York University Professor Miller also provides some excellent notes for the story There is bibliography of Jules Verne s works, and a short biography of Verne by Editor Arthur B Evans


  2. Trine Trine says:

    3,5


  3. Juan Carlos Santillán Juan Carlos Santillán says:

    Un fr gil joven y su recio t o recorren el Orinoco hasta sus or genes en busca del padre del muchacho, perdido hace muchos a os junto a otros personajes no menos osados, sortear n muchos peligros en una larga traves a en que muchas cosas no son lo que parecen Definitivamente, Verne se desenvuelve muy bien con las historias de viajes y aventuras, con giros argumentales muy a su estilo


  4. Richard Crooks Richard Crooks says:

    Published 1898 as a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires Tried to follow the expedition on Google maps Place names altered or disappeared in 118 years, and the map published in the book took off in odd directions compared to actual satellite photos Maps then contained a lot of guesswork Found enough reference points in common to follow the story.


  5. Alex Rojas Alex Rojas says:

    Comienza genial, se vuelve pesado por la cantidad de datos geogr ficos e hist ricos pero con el pasar de los cap tulos, el libro cobra una energ a aventurera muy entretenida.Un gustazo leer a Julio Verne relatar elementos de Venezuela de una forma tan minuciosa y bien contada.Si bien no es la historia m s incre ble de todos los tiempos, es una novela de aventura, drama y amor bien narrada.


  6. Luis D& Luis D& says:

    Un libro interesante ya que Verne nunca visito Venezuela y las descripciones son incre bles, lo negativo es que es un libro muy predecible, no hay sorpresas en la trama, a la mitad da tantos detalles que el libro se hace algo pesado.Por cultura general es recomendable leerlo.


  7. RicardoDelgadoo RicardoDelgadoo says:

    Verne se desenvuelve muy bien con sus historias de viajes y aventuras, sus giros argumentales son para mi lo mejor de todo, igual que La vuelta al mundo en 80 dias de los mejores autores que uno puede llegar a leer


  8. Diego Ramirez Diego Ramirez says:

    Una gran historia en la zona septentrional de Suram rica Como siempre los detalles que usaba Verne en su narraci n nos transporta e invita a viajar a los sitios en donde sus historias cobran vida Libro recomendado de Verne


  9. Czarny Pies Czarny Pies says:

    Le Superbe Or noque ne compte pas parmi les grands chef d oeuvres de Jules Verne mais il est tr s bon Il plaira beaucoup tout jeune lecteur qui est d j un amateur de Jules Verne Le Superbe Or onoque est compos des l ments qui ont bien servis dans des romans pr c dents Le protagoniste comme les enfants du Capitaine Grant part la recherche d un p re perdu Dans sa quete, il voyage le long d un fleuve sud am ricain comme dans La Jangada En combinaison avec cette intrigue qui suit la Le Superbe Or noque ne compte pas parmi les grands chef d oeuvres de Jules Verne mais il est tr s bon Il plaira beaucoup tout jeune lecteur qui est d j un amateur de Jules Verne Le Superbe Or onoque est compos des l ments qui ont bien servis dans des romans pr c dents Le protagoniste comme les enfants du Capitaine Grant part la recherche d un p re perdu Dans sa quete, il voyage le long d un fleuve sud am ricain comme dans La Jangada En combinaison avec cette intrigue qui suit la recette, les illustrations brilliantes de la maison d dtion Hetzel sont au rendez vous Aussi, le Superbe Or noque r ussit bien dans sa mission p dagogique qui est de d crire l ecosyst me du fleuve Or noque Il faut reconnaitre cependant que la plupart des jeunes lecteur de notre si cle seraient probablement decu par les passages nombreux o les personnages se servent de leurs fusils de chasse pour tuer des animaux de la for t tropicale afin de les manger Toutefois ces abattages constituent pas une raison valable de conseiller au jeune lecteur de ne pas lire ce roman Apr s tout, on lit des oeuvres d,autres poques pour voir comment les attitudes voluent historiquement.Ce qui est regretter est que dans notre poque cologique, il ne semble pas exister d auteurs comme Jules Verni qui sont capables d crire des romans de jeunesse sur ecosyst mes


  10. Jerry M Jerry M says:

    This is one of Verne s later books and as in most of his novels he uses up to date research to build the background Jean Chaffonjon explored the Orinoco River and its basin in the late 19th century and Verne creates a story using the elements of his discoveries In this case we have 3 set of travelers who meet along the Orinoco and join forces There is the team of 3 geographers trying to find the source of the Orinoco, there is an uncle on nephew looking for a lost family member and there is a This is one of Verne s later books and as in most of his novels he uses up to date research to build the background Jean Chaffonjon explored the Orinoco River and its basin in the late 19th century and Verne creates a story using the elements of his discoveries In this case we have 3 set of travelers who meet along the Orinoco and join forces There is the team of 3 geographers trying to find the source of the Orinoco, there is an uncle on nephew looking for a lost family member and there is a pair of scientists on an expedition to explore the river The geographers are a bit of comic relief since they do nothing but argue The uncle and nephew are the soul of the story Jean de Kermor is searching for his father who has been lost for years, he is helped by his uncle sergeant Martial who is extremely protective of the nephew Jean is absolutely devoted to the search for the father They later meet Jacques Helloch and his friend Germaine Paterne and join forces Along the way Jean s secret is disclosed.I enjoyed this novelthan most The writing is spare and modern Still it is a novel of the 19th century Verne wasn t a racist but he was as man of his time and if you are bothered by non PC speech, don t bother with this


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The Mighty Orinoco[KINDLE] ❂ The Mighty Orinoco By Jules Verne – Thomashillier.co.uk The Mighty Orinoco tells the story of a young man s search for his father along the then uncharted Orinoco River of Venezuela The text contains all the ingredients of a classic Verne scientific advent The Mighty Orinoco tells the story of a young man s search for his father along the then uncharted Orinoco River of Venezuela The text contains The Mighty MOBI :↠ all the ingredients of a classic Verne scientific adventure tale exploration and discovery, humor and drama, dastardly villains and intrepid heroes, and a host of near fatal encounters with crocodiles, jungle fever, Indians and outlaws all set in a wonderfully exotic locale The Mighty Orinoco also includes a unique twist that will appeal to feminists readers will need to discover it for themselves.


About the Author: Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science fiction He is best known for his novelsJourney to the Center of the The Mighty MOBI :↠ Earth ,Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , andAround the World in Eighty Days Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie His prominent novels have been made into films Verne, along with H G Wells, is often referred to as the Father of Science Fiction.