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In 1932, Peter Fleming joined a search for the celebrated English adventurer Colonel P.H. Fawcett, missing for five years in the jungles of central Brazil.

With meager supplies, faulty maps, and rival newspapermen hot on their trail, Fleming and his companions marched through 3000 miles of savage country toward an uncertain rendezvous with the lost colonel.

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Overview

In 1932, Peter Fleming joined a search for the celebrated English adventurer Colonel P.H. Fawcett, missing for five years in the jungles of central Brazil.

With meager supplies, faulty maps, and rival newspapermen hot on their trail, Fleming and his companions marched through 3000 miles of savage country toward an uncertain rendezvous with the lost colonel.

BRAZILIAN ADVENTURE is one of Peter Fleming's finest works. It is as fresh today as when first published in 1933, with the added advantage that it gives an authentic picture of an upper-class Englishman on the loose between the wars.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780712666572
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/10/1998
  • Pages: 371

Meet the Author

Fleming has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Southern Illinois University. He is a licensed California State Contractor. His license in classification C-15-Flooring. He is also a licensed Real Estate Agent.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Part One: Through the Looking Glass
I. Signing On
II. The Mystery of Colonel Fawcett
III. No Nonsense
IV. Outlook Unsettled
V. Getaway
VI. Rolling Down
VII. Rio
VIII. Getting Warmer
IX. Snakes and a Revolution
X. False Start
XI. Frontier Interlude
XII. The Road Up Country
XIII. Assorted Encounters
XIV. Delays and Doubts
XV. The Real Thing
XVI. Araguaya
XVII. Ticks and Toffee
XVIII. Indians and Otters
XIX. The Last of the Dragons
XX. One Thing and Another

Part Two: Hand to Mouth
I. At the Cross-Roads
II. Lost Leader
III. Another Tribe
IV. Signs and Portents
V. Forlorn Hope
VI. Then There Were Three
VII. Mainly Amphibious
VIII. The Last Fling
IX. What Happened to Fawcett?

Part Three: The Race to the Amazon 
I. Iron Rations
II. The Gloves Are Off
III. The Race Begins
IV. The First Rapids
V. Three Friends and Two Monks
VI. Eleven Men in a Boat
VII. Ructions
VIII. The Disenchanting Village
IX. We Lose Our Lead
X. Nobbling the Favourite
XI. Stern Chase
XII. A Very Short Head

Epilogue: Home Sweet Home
Dover

Glossary
Maps

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