Prodgers' Adventures
March 17, 2015 5:58 AM   Subscribe

Prodgers' Adventures
A blog version of two books of thrilling travel yarns by forgotten Edwardian adventurer Cecil Herbert Prodgers, set in Bolivia, Chile and Peru. I'm working through them in annotated entries of around 1000 words each; the first volume, Adventures in Bolivia, is over halfway through, with our man Cecil in the thick of the jungle and facing danger from pumas, jaguars, piranha and candiru.

Adventures in Bolivia (1922) is available elsewhere online, but the OCR'd versions for HTML viewing and e-readers are full of errors, and the PDFs are weighty scans. This version has been cleaned up and cross-checked against the original hardback. The next book, Adventures in Peru (1924), has never appeared before online, and will be exclusive to Prodgers' Adventures. When the project is complete I'll repackage them as mobi and epub versions for offline reading.

There's also a Twitter feed to alert you to new instalments, along with occasional retweets of interesting Boliviana. If you love reading about the Andes, Amazon, and armchair adventures, come and join us! Start here for the background to the project, here for the first book's preface or here for the man's own words.
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