Bridge In The Jungle

Bridge In The Jungle

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by B. Traven
     
 

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The locale is "huts by the river," a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. Just as a party that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, death marches silently in. A small boy has disappeared. As the intimation of tragedy spreads among the people gathered in the jungle clearing, they

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The locale is "huts by the river," a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. Just as a party that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, death marches silently in. A small boy has disappeared. As the intimation of tragedy spreads among the people gathered in the jungle clearing, they unite, first to find the lost boy and then to console the grieving mother. The Bridge in the Jungle, regarded by many as B. Traven's finest novel, is a tale of how a simple, desperately poor people come together in the face of death. Traven never allows an iota of sentimentality to enter his story, but the reader finishes the book with renewed faith in the courage and dignity of human beings. "B. Traven is coming to be recognized as one of the narrative masters of the twentieth century."—New York Times Book Review. "Great storytellers often arise like Judaic just men to exemplify and rehearse the truth for their generation. The elusive B. Traven was such a man."—Book World.

Editorial Reviews

Book World
Great storytellers often arise like Judaic just men to exemplify and rehearse the truth for their generation. B. Traven was such a man.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Traven is a riveting storyteller.
The New York Times
Readers who ignore the genius of B. Traven do so at their peril.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Traven is a riveting storyteller.
University Review
The Jungle Novels constitute one of the richest portraits of revolution in all literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566630634
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
03/25/2002
Series:
Jungle Novels Series
Edition description:
1st Elephant pbk. ed
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
908,421
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

The mysterious B. Traven (1890–1969) was born in Chicago, spent his youth in Germany as an itinerant actor and revolutionary journalist, became a seaman on tramp steamers, settled in Mexico in the early 1920s, and began recording his experience in novels and stories. In the United States his best-known novel is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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Bridge In The Jungle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Rode More than 1 year ago
'The Bridge in the Jungle' is an ok read if you enjoy Traven's socially-charged novels. This story is somewhat of a prelude to his 'Jungle' series novels. The story line is predictable for the most part due to early foreshadowing, and ends as a preachy downer.