José Antonio Fortuny is the author of Alehop ( avg rating, 25 ratings, 12 reviews, published ) and La Solidaritat no Degenera ( avg rating, 1. Alehop novela de José Antonio Fortuny. likes. Novela escrita por José Antonio Fortuny. Alehop novela de José Antonio Fortuny. likes · 1 talking about this. Novela escrita por José Antonio Fortuny.

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I do not think so! Verne continues here with his personal formula, combining scientific disclosure and his passion for adventure fiction.

One hundred years of solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Strangely, they did not find the body of any of the adventurers, and although the rescue team obviously get dismayed, they give up the idea of finding them alive. A book full of a wlehop of the fantastic reality that we can find in our world. I had the fortune of reading it in spanish and must confess that I fell in love with it.

José Antonio Fortuny (Author of Alehop)

The book is partly inspired by the bold African explorations conducted at the time by British, French, German and Italian people with the same intention pursued by the protagonist, Dr.

The plot of this story begins in the mid-nineteenth century when a wise eccentric English explorer named Samuel Fergusson decides to cross the African continent accompanied by his faithful servant Joe and his friend Dick Kennedy.

As you would expect in a novel by Jules Verne, during the five weeks of the journey the protagonists will be involved in many adventures. The ambition to fly, the old dream of man was made a reality. For example, did you noticed how politicians give us jellybeans for we are a,ehop and we forget the real important happenings? And, the thing is that in this novel, Fortuny tells a story with a sad undercurrent even if it is told with humor.


What we see, in his company, is a detailed description of the heart of Africa, within an expedition to measure the meridian. In order not to live so apart from reality….

Five weeks in a balloon-Jules Verne – Book Reviews

Five weeks in a balloon-Jules Verne. Alehop — Jose Antonio Fortuny. So Jules Verne a tireless literary traveler, could not leave aside the fact of writing this book, one of the most perfect of all his productions.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Skip to content The ambition to fly, the old dream of man was made a reality. I assure you it is not easy to make a social criticism so fierce at the same time that you manage to get a smile from the reader, and in this story Fortuny gets vortuny, chapter by chapter he achieves everything fits, he makes believable fogtuny unbelievable.

Well, it is a choral novel in which we find foremost five characters: Well… this all is what Alehop is about. Your email address will not be published. For me, an original tragicomedy. Finally, on May 1st, the three protagonists manage to achieve a fort of the French Legion where they are greeted as heroes. Nevertheless, after several days of not knowing the whereabouts of the expeditionaries, several British ships begin their quest, finding only remains of the balloon, which seems to have suffered a new and fatal accident.


Meanwhile, the reporter also has to fight his own battles, including measure how much his dignity is worth. However, we must not separate from such motivating reason, the Jules Verne enthusiasm for the conquest of the sky by balloons; A few years before he had met the adventurer and photographer Nadar, who from took aerial photos aboard the balloon Geant.

Alehop – Jose Antonio Fortuny

Published inFive Weeks in a Balloon was the first successful novel written by the French Jules Verne, master of anticipation and father of a popular modern literary genre: Your email address will not be published. Or at least I hope so ….

Journey to the center of the earth-Jules Verne. With a smile on your face you read if not devour a tender, heartwarming story, and also a great social criticism, in which neither advertising nor politicians nor the media inert alegop along with health, money and love get out of it unscathed, why? A work of very black humor, anxiously funny, witty, intelligent and very current.

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As usualliterature in the service of life and life surpassing reality. In Alehop the author tells fortjny, with a worldly language but very, very, carefully, two stories that, at the beginning, have nothing to do with each other: