Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by JULES VERNE
EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON. By JULES VERNE, A. L. Burt Company, New York.
Part I. The Giant Raft.
Part II. The Cryptogram.
Fiction Novel - Classic - Adventure
Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction elements. It is an adventure novel.
Joam Garral a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, concedes to his daughters wishes to travel to Belem, Brazil where she can marry Manuel Valdez in the presence of Manuel's invalid mother.
The Garrals plan to make the journey to Belem down the Amazon River, via a giant timber raft. Along the way, Joam plans to get his good name restored, as he is still wanted in Brazil for a crime he did not commit. Absolute proof of Joam's innocence lies in the hands of a scoundrel named Torres, who has a cryptogram that will exonerate Garral; however, the price that Torres wants for this information is much too high. When Torres is killed, the Garral family must race to decode the letter before Joam is executed.
Tan, red and black illustrated cover. Secure binding with clean pages and some surface worming to cover, mostly at rear cover. 7-1/2 x 5 with 409 pp. plus several ads.