Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1881
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon Synopsis
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. It is a story of adventure, family, and redemption and a celebration of the Amazon rainforest and the people there. The novel also explores themes of justice, forgiveness, and the power of love.
When his past catches up with him, Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives close to the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel downstream. Most of the story takes place in a sizable jangada (a Brazilian timber raft that Garral and his family use to float to Belém at the river's mouth. Garral's daughter, Lina, is engaged to Manuel Valdez, a young man from Belém. However, Garral is still wanted in Brazil for a crime he did not commit. Absolute evidence of Garrai's innocence is provided to Garral by a scoundrel they encountered named Torres, but Torres demands to wed Garrai's daughter in exchange for this information, which he finds baffling. An encrypted letter contains the evidence that will clear Garral.
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne, born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, was a renowned French author who laid the foundation for modern science fiction. He is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction." Verne's works, characterized by their imaginative and visionary storytelling, have significantly impacted literature and popular culture. His passion for adventure and exploration shaped Verne's early life. His prosperous lawyer father encouraged him to study law, but Jules preferred writing and literature. Despite his father's disapproval, Verne pursued his literary interests, writing plays and short stories.
In 1863, Verne published his breakthrough novel, "Five Weeks in a Balloon," which marked the beginning of his exploration-themed novels. His works were heavily influenced by the rapid scientific advancements of the 19th century, incorporating emerging technologies like submarines, space travel, and time machines. Verne died in 1905, but his work inspires and entertains readers of all ages. He is a true pioneer of science fiction, and his novels have helped to shape our understanding of the future. Find out more about Jules Verne on sevenov.com.