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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
Title variation
Orinoco
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Tells the story of a young man's search for his father along the then uncharted Orinoco River of Venezuela
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Pace
Tone
Writing style
Review
Verne is the master narrator of 19th-century sf and rightly considered the godfather of modern versions of the genre. His Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) remains unsurpassed as a classic fable of the adventures triggered by a scientist's drive to go beyond known reality. But Verne's reputation faded with the rise of canny imitators, and his English translators willfully censored and distorted some of his progressive politics. This handsomely produced and fluid first English translation of The Mighty Orinoco merits attention because of its compelling narrative, ingenuous plotting, and historical and cultural resonance. The scientifically and politically significant search for the source of one of the world's great rivers merges with the moving search for a lost and heartbroken father. After a calm beginning, the novel gains momentum and depth, offering a key example of Verne's genius in setting colorful characters in utterly captivating and hairy situations where sheer willpower clashes with intractable reality. Recommended for large public and academic libraries.—Ulrich Baer, NYU --Ulrich Baer (Reviewed January 15, 2003) (Library Journal, vol 128, issue 1, p160)
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119525
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1828-1905
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verne, Jules
Dewey number
843/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2469.S87
Literary form
mixed forms
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • The Wesleyan early classics of science fiction
  • Voyages extraordinaires
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Venezuela
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, notes and a biography of Jules Gabriel Verne
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First English edition.
Extent
xvii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780819565815
Lccn
2002033180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780819565112
Other physical details
illustrations
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, notes and a biography of Jules Gabriel Verne
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First English edition.
Extent
xvii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780819565815
Lccn
2002033180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780819565112
Other physical details
illustrations

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