Brazilian Adventure (Marlboro Travel) Paperback – 31 Oct 1999
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"Mr. Fleming has a really exciting story to tell." --Evelyn Waugh
"One of the most amusing and engaging travel records ever written. . . . If Max Beerbohm had been sent out to search for Dr. Livingstone and had written a book about it, the result might have been something like "Brazilian Adventure."" --"The New Yorker"
"[I]f not the best travel book every written--though I think arguably it is--remains hands-down the funniest." --"The Financial Times""
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"In 1932, Peter Fleming, a literary editor, traded his pen for a pistol to engage in the celebrated search for English adventurer Colonel P.H. Fawcett, who had gone missing in the jungles of central Brazil. With meager supplies, faulty maps, and a pack of rival newspapermen on their trail, Fleming and his companions marched, canoed, and fought through 3,000 miles of wilderness and alligator-ridden rivers in search of the fate of the lost colonel. One of the great adventure stories, Brazilian Adventure is as fresh a story today as it was when originally published in 1933."--BOOK JACKET.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
When I finally got round to reading this book I was amazed at how quickly I became absorbed in his witty and descriptive narrative. Far from being a read with a sense of duty this became I book that I read for the sheer pleasure of absorbing every moment of this mans fascinating journey through Brazil.
The real wonder of this story is not what they did or didn't discover in their quest to find the missing Colonel Fawcett but more what they discovered of themselves and the unique insight that Fleming gives us in recording a trip into the wilderness for which they were at best ill prepared for. Fleming's descritions of the people and places they encounter in their journey gives the feeling of the journey unfolding before you, which in turn transports us to beautiful places that many of us will never be lucky enough to see. The sights, sounds and smells that he encounters are long gone now and were it not for his evocative writting they would be truly lost.
Overall I would say that I love this book because of the vivid descriptions, the beautiful vocabulary, Fleming's wry observations and overall the sheer delight with which it is written. If this book doesn't inspire you to explore the world (even just a tiny part of it) then nothing will.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book in excellent condition with original dust cover. it was a gift so was very pleased.Published 10 months ago by Jane Brown
The author is an explorator, however he does not take himself seriously, then the exploration becomes a very exciting race. I discovered this book by chance. Read morePublished on 12 Feb. 2014 by Freddy
We had read it before but given it away to friends. Peter Fleming has an almost inimitable style; self deprecating but observant; relaxed but with tension below the surface. Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2011 by Gerald Weston