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The Sea and the Jungle: An Englishman in Amazonia

H. M. Tomlinson

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Dover Publications Inc.
20 May 2015
Classic travel writing
Suppose you were a quiet, respectable, sedentary business or professional man, and the captain of a tramp steamer bound to South America and up the Amazon suddenly dropped into your peaceful office, invited you to go along with him, got your acceptance by a clever trick, and had you at sea before you could stop to think - wouldn't you expect to find 'something doing'? Thus begins this classic of travel literature, in which a London journalist sets sail for Brazil and traverses 2,000 miles of wilderness. Part diary and part adventure story, H. M. Tomlinson's eloquent and hauntingly poetic account of his first ocean voyage also constitutes a report on the first successful ascent of the Amazon River and its tributary, the Madeira, by an English steamer. Originally published in 1912, Tomlinson's travelogue was hailed decades later as one of the few level-headed works in the literature of this region by naturalist Peter Matthiessen, who pronounced it accurate and difficult to improve upon. AUTHOR: British author and journalist Henry Major Tomlinson (1873 1958) was a lifelong Londoner noted for his anti-war and travel writing. His novels and short stories frequently portray life at sea.
By:   H. M. Tomlinson
Imprint:   Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   272g
ISBN:   9780486795737
ISBN 10:   048679573X
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   20 May 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

British author and journalist Henry Major Tomlinson (1873-1958) was a lifelong Londoner noted for his anti-war and travel writing. His novels and short stories frequently portray life at sea.

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