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The Resource The mighty Orinoco, Jules Verne ; translated by Stanford L. Luce ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; introduction & notes by Walter James Miller

The mighty Orinoco, Jules Verne ; translated by Stanford L. Luce ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; introduction & notes by Walter James Miller

Label
The mighty Orinoco
Title
The mighty Orinoco
Statement of responsibility
Jules Verne ; translated by Stanford L. Luce ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; introduction & notes by Walter James Miller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The First English Edition of This Classic Verne Adventure -- with a Unique Feminist Twist. This Wesleyan edition features notes and a critical introduction by renowned Verne scholar Walter James Miller, as well as reproductions of all the illustrations from the original French edition. Written in 1898 and part of Jules Verne's famous series Voyages Extraordinaires, 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-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. This Wesleyan edition features notes and a critical introduction by renowned Verne scholar Walter James Miller, as well as reproductions of all the illustrations from the original French edition
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1828-1905
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verne, Jules
Dewey number
843/.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2469.S87
LC item number
E5 2002
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1923-2007
  • 1918-2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Luce, Stanford
  • Evans, Arthur B
  • Miller, Walter James
Series statement
The Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adventure stories
  • Rivers
  • Travelers
Label
The mighty Orinoco, Jules Verne ; translated by Stanford L. Luce ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; introduction & notes by Walter James Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 395-416)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. M. Miguel and his two colleagues -- Sergeant martial and his nephew -- On board the Simón Bolívar -- First encounter -- The Maripare and the Gallinetta -- Island after island -- Buena vista to la urbana -- A cloud of dust on the horizon -- Three boats navigating together -- At the mouth of the Meta -- A halt in the village of Atures -- A few observations by Germain Paterne -- Respect for the Tapir -- The Chubasco -- San Fernando -- pt. 2. A few words about the past -- The first leg of the journey -- Two days in Danaco -- Final advice from Manuel Assomption -- Beef cows and electric eels -- Terrible fears -- The campsite near Maunoir Peak -- The young Indian -- Across the Sierra -- The Ford of Frascaès -- The mission of Santa Juana -- En route -- Two months at the mission -- Au revoir!
Control code
50643786
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st English ed..
Extent
xvii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780819565822
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002033180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The mighty Orinoco, Jules Verne ; translated by Stanford L. Luce ; edited by Arthur B. Evans ; introduction & notes by Walter James Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 395-416)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. M. Miguel and his two colleagues -- Sergeant martial and his nephew -- On board the Simón Bolívar -- First encounter -- The Maripare and the Gallinetta -- Island after island -- Buena vista to la urbana -- A cloud of dust on the horizon -- Three boats navigating together -- At the mouth of the Meta -- A halt in the village of Atures -- A few observations by Germain Paterne -- Respect for the Tapir -- The Chubasco -- San Fernando -- pt. 2. A few words about the past -- The first leg of the journey -- Two days in Danaco -- Final advice from Manuel Assomption -- Beef cows and electric eels -- Terrible fears -- The campsite near Maunoir Peak -- The young Indian -- Across the Sierra -- The Ford of Frascaès -- The mission of Santa Juana -- En route -- Two months at the mission -- Au revoir!
Control code
50643786
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st English ed..
Extent
xvii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780819565822
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002033180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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