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The Mighty Orinoco (Extraordinary Voyages #45)

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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-ad ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published December 12th 2005 by Wesleyan University Press (first published 1894)
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"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 Orénoque" 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 ...more
Juan Carlos Santillán
Un frágil joven y su recio tío recorren el Orinoco hasta sus orígenes en busca del padre del muchacho, perdido hace muchos años; junto a otros personajes no menos osados, sortearán muchos peligros en una larga travesía 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. ...more
Alex Rojas
Comienza genial, se vuelve pesado por la cantidad de datos geográficos e históricos pero con el pasar de los capítulos, el libro cobra una energía 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 más increíble de todos los tiempos, es una novela de aventura, drama y amor bien narrada.
Luis D'hers
Un libro interesante ya que Verne nunca visito Venezuela y las descripciones son increíbles, 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.
Rex Libris
While Verne is most known for science fiction, this work is a more "mundane" regular adventure story, along the lines perhaps of Around the World in 80 Days. An uncle and nephew travel up the Orinoco to locate the long lost father of the boy. Along the way they meet up with some scientists trying to discover he origin of the Orinoco, some French naturalists just generally scouting Venezuela, and an escaped convict traveling incognito.

The big twist in the story is the nephew is not the son of the
Para mi fué pesado pero me sorprendio cómo Julio Verne escribe sobre un rio qué no conoce.
A good translation.
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa
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