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The Jungle and the Damned

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Hassoldt Davis (1907?1959) was an adventurer and travel writer whose work Ernest Hemingway once described as ?fantastic . . . magnificent.? With his intrepid new wife, filmmaker Ruth Staudinger, Davis sets off on an improbable honeymoon, first to Devil?s Island, and then down an unexplored river in the interior of French Guiana. The result is a swashbuckling saga that deserves a place on any adventure bookshelf.
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Overview


Hassoldt Davis (1907–1959) was an adventurer and travel writer whose work Ernest Hemingway once described as “fantastic . . . magnificent.” With his intrepid new wife, filmmaker Ruth Staudinger, Davis sets off on an improbable honeymoon, first to Devil’s Island, and then down an unexplored river in the interior of French Guiana. The result is a swashbuckling saga that deserves a place on any adventure bookshelf.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times

"As a honeymoon, all this may not appeal to those who have previously leaned toward Bermuda. As reading matter, it is something else again—a tale of adventure."—New York Times
Christian Science Monitor

"Lyrical and poetic."—Christian Science Monitor
San Francisco Chronicle

"It is never possible to get the whole of a really good book of exploration into a review. This is such a book. There is not a slow moment in it."—San Francisco Chronicle
New York Times

"As a honeymoon, all this may not appeal to those who have previously leaned toward Bermuda. As reading matter, it is something else again—a tale of adventure."—New York Times

Christian Science Monitor

"Lyrical and poetic."—Christian Science Monitor

San Francisco Chronicle

"It is never possible to get the whole of a really good book of exploration into a review. This is such a book. There is not a slow moment in it."—San Francisco Chronicle

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Adventurer and travel writer Hassoldt Davis (1907-1959) narrates his "honeymoon" trip with his new wife, filmmaker Ruth Staudinger, first to Devil's Island and then down an unexplored river in the interior of French Guiana, describing their adventures, the colony's convicts ("the damned"), and the locals' seemingly arcane rituals. First published in 1952, this edition includes an introduction by travel writer Lawrence Millman. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803265981
  • Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Pages: 306
  • Lexile: 1190L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author


Writer and traveler Lawrence Millman is the author of numerous travel and exploration books, most recently An Evening among Headhunters and Other Reports from Roads Less Traveled.
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