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The Mighty Orinoco
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Jules Verne (1828-1905) was the first author to popularize the literary genre of science fiction. Written in 1898 and part of the author'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 the illustrations from the original French edition.

CONTRIBUTORS: Walter James Miller, Stanford Luce, Arthur B. Evans.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. ix
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  1. Part One
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Chapter I M. Miguel and His Two Colleagues
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. Chapter II Sergeant Martial and His Nephew
  2. pp. 16-26
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  1. Chapter III On Board the Simón Bolívar
  2. pp. 27-38
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  1. Chapter IV First Encounter
  2. pp. 39-49
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  1. Chapter V The Maripare and the Gallinetta
  2. pp. 50-61
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  1. Chapter VI Island after Island
  2. pp. 62-74
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  1. Chapter VII Buena Vista to La Urbana
  2. pp. 75-85
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  1. Chapter VIII A Cloud of Dust on the Horizon
  2. pp. 86-101
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  1. Chapter IX Three Boats Navigating Together
  2. pp. 102-113
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  1. Chapter X At the Mouth of the Meta
  2. pp. 114-128
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  1. Chapter XI A Halt in the Village of Atures
  2. pp. 129-143
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  1. Chapter XII A Few Observations by Germain Paterne
  2. pp. 144-154
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  1. Chapter XIII Respect for the Tapir
  2. pp. 155-167
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  1. Chapter XIV The Chubasco
  2. pp. 168-180
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  1. Chapter XV San Fernando
  2. pp. 181-194
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  1. Part TWO
  2. pp. 195-196
  1. Chapter I A Few Words about the Past
  2. pp. 197-209
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  1. Chapter II The First Leg of the Journey
  2. pp. 210-222
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  1. Chapter III Two Days in Danaco
  2. pp. 223-235
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  1. Chapter IV Final Advice from Manuel Assomption
  2. pp. 236-247
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  1. Chapter V Beef Cows and Electric Eels
  2. pp. 248-261
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  1. hapter VI Terrible Fears
  2. pp. 262-276
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  1. chapter VII The Campsite near Maunoir Peak
  2. pp. 277-287
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  1. Chapter VIII The Young Indian
  2. pp. 288-298
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  1. Chapter IX Across the Sierra
  2. pp. 299-310
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  1. Chapter X The Ford of Frascaès
  2. pp. 311-322
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  1. Chapter XI The Mission of Santa Juana
  2. pp. 323-336
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  1. Chapter XII En Route
  2. pp. 337-347
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  1. Chapter XIII Two Months at the Mission
  2. pp. 348-360
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  1. Chapter XIV Au Revoir!
  2. pp. 361-370
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 371-394
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 395-416
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  1. Jules Gabriel Verne
  2. pp. 417-424
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  1. About the contributors
  2. pp. 425-430
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