- Author:Rex Stout
- Publisher:Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
- Pages:276 pages
- FB2 format1289 kb
- ePUB format1614 kb
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- Formats:mbr doc azw lit
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I. Beginning the dance. Little Eugenie and I wouldoften walk together in the public gardens, and now and then her motherwould join us; and, as I say, I found myself on the point of envying myfriend Janvour. This diversion would have ended soon in any event; but it was broughtto an abrupt termination by a cablegram from my New York lawyers,asking me to return to America at once. Some rascality it was, on thepart of the agent of my estate, which had alarmed them; the cablegramwas bare of detail.
Under the Andes was written by Rex Stout years before his creation of the immensely popular Nero Wolfe series of novels, and while perhaps his future writing style is still blossoming, certainly his knack for weaving a fantastic tale of mystery and adventure will have most readers anxious for the next phase of adventure at every turn.
This tale of adventure from New York to Europe, Colorado, San Francisco, and the Andes, is interesting by the very fact that Rex Stout wrote it. In fact that is why I bought this book in the first place. However, it is nothing like his Nero Wolfe, Alphabet Hicks, or any other character that populate his other works of fiction. After having read it through about four times in 5 or 6 years, I have found it fascinating and interesting.
view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Wow, this was a really very different book from what I am used to reading from Rex Stout! I really loved it. Reminded me of some old science fiction movies and books of the 60's that I remember well and ENJOYED! I think if you like science fiction, and think of "soylent green" and "time traveler" you will love this book.
The proprietor of the hotel found us an arriero, whom he declared to bethe most competent and trustworthy guide in all the Andes-a long,loose-jointed fellow with an air of complete indifference habituallyresting on his yellow, rather sinister-looking face. Le Mire did notlike him, but I certainly preferred the hotel proprietor's experienceand knowledge to her volatile fancy, and engaged the arriero on thespot.
Sheretold the tale of Balzac's heroine who crossed the Andes in the guiseof a Spanish officer, performing wondrous exploits with her sword andcreating havoc among the hearts of the fair ladies who took the dashingcaptain's sex for granted from his clothing. The story was a source of intense amusement to Harry, who insisted onthe recital of detail after detail, until Desiree allowed her memory totake a vacation and substitute pure imagination.
You can read Under the Andes by Stout Rex in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Under the Andes is an early novel by Rex Stout, first published in the All-Story Magazine in 1914. They encounter Incas who have been deformed by living underground. Rex Stout was an American crime writer best known for creating the character Nero Wolfe.
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