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by H. M Tomlinson

Category: South America
Subcategory: Traveling
Author: H. M Tomlinson
ISBN: 0876360118
ISBN13: 978-0876360118
Language: English
Publisher: Imprint Society (1971)
Pages: 221
Fb2 eBook: 1799 kb
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Though Tomlinson attempted accuracy when describing most of what he saw, he was whimsical at times as well, such .

Though Tomlinson attempted accuracy when describing most of what he saw, he was whimsical at times as well, such as when he is describing anacondas, . .that fellow is forty feet long in his legend, but spoils a good story through reducing himself by half when he is actually killed. Still, twenty feet of stout snake is enough for trouble. If you can handle long sentences, he is a wonderful writer. I will never forget the passage about the shrunken head!

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.

Three years later, Tomlinson published a book about his adventures. This book made him famous. The Sea and the Jungle," wrote David McCord, "is an invitation to a new experience. It is more than that: an invitation to a new attitude toward life. Sadness perhaps, but no harshness; concern, but no diminution of spirit; doubt, but no hauling down the ensign. The right good book,' says Mr. Tomlinson, 'is always a book of travel: it is about a life's journey.

Three years later, Tomlinson published a book about his adventures, and the book made him famous. The Sea and the Jungle, wrote David McCord, is an invitation to a new experience. The right good book,’ says Mr. Tomlinson, ‘is always a book of travel: it is about a life’s journey.

Henry Major Tomlinson (21 June 1873 – 5 February 1958) was a British writer and journalist. He was known for anti-war and travel writing, novels and short stories, especially of life at sea. He was born and died in London

Henry Major Tomlinson (21 June 1873 – 5 February 1958) was a British writer and journalist. He was born and died in London. Tomlinson was brought up in Poplar, London.

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In the Preface (1989) to Tomlinson's The Sea and the Jungle (1912), Evan S. Connell wrote . Never having heard of . Tomlinson, and never having read a travel book, it was Time Life's meager introduction which compelled me to purchase this volume for 75 cents. Connell wrote: According to the redoubtable traveler and storyteller Mr. Somerset Maugham, during the early part of the nineteenth century there were fewer amusements than there now are, one result being that readers did not mind if their fiction moved at a deliberate pace; they would accept with no reluctance "a dilatory exposition and a sauntering digressiveness.

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Comments to eBook The sea and the jungle
JoJosho
I read the Kindle version of this book and I thought that it was great. It was entertaining to let the imagination flow while reading Tomlinson's descriptions of life aboard a tramp steamer and traveling the Amazon and a tributary near the turn of the last century. Tomlinson had an eye for detail that made the book come to life for me. Though Tomlinson attempted accuracy when describing most of what he saw, he was whimsical at times as well, such as when he is describing anacondas, "..that fellow is forty feet long in his legend, but spoils a good story through reducing himself by half when he is actually killed. Still, twenty feet of stout snake is enough for trouble." I definitely recommend this book, his defining work.
Ienekan
There is no plot or action in this book. It is just an accounting of a trip on a steamer from England to the jungles of the Amazon during the times ships were changing from sails to steam. An interesting account though so I enjoyed it.

Raymond
WOGY
I found this title noted in recent biography of Rachel Carson, "On a Farther Shore," by william Souder. "The Sean and the Jungle" was a favorite of Carson's. Since I am planning a trip down the Rio Negro in Brazil, I decided to get a copy of Tomlinson's book, detailing his circa 1910 trip from Wales down the Amazon and Maderia River, 3000 miles to Puerto Velho, near the Brazil-Bolivian border. Tomlinson's ship, a 300 foot cargo vessel was the first to successfully undertake the passage. It's a great story and his writing flows like the great river itself.
Adoraris
Tomlinson is one of the masters of modern English; he uses the language in a way that sends you into a further dimension. This is one of the finest books ever written. His description of the London sky, in the early Winter, makes you feel the weight and the impending sadness. I can't describe art; you've got to read this book yourself, and then maybe you can describe it to me.
Fomand
I loved this book for its dramatic yet humorous portrayal of a sea voyage across the Atlantic and an exploratory trip up the Amazon River in the early 20th century. If you can handle long sentences, he is a wonderful writer. I will never forget the passage about the shrunken head!
Minnai
Disjointed. Reads like a child's intro to Australian history.
Abandoned Electrical
Book received as ordered. Enjoying the read. A nice collectors piece. The sea and the jungle is a well written story and easy to read.
Bought it as a gift which was very happy to get it. Would be used by other members of the family
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