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The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge - Michael Punke
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
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Already sold to Warner Bros. for a major motion picture, this riveting novel of the frontier evokes such classics as Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” and A. B. Guthrie’s The Big Sky. Michael Punke’s The Revenant tells a story of nearly unimaginable human endurance over 3,000 miles of uncharted... show more
Already sold to Warner Bros. for a major motion picture, this riveting novel of the frontier evokes such classics as Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” and A. B. Guthrie’s The Big Sky. Michael Punke’s The Revenant tells a story of nearly unimaginable human endurance over 3,000 miles of uncharted American wilderness, spanning what is today the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Based on the real life of fur trapper Hugh Glass, The Revenant recounts the toll of envy and betrayal, and the power of obsession and vengeance. Punke’s novel opens in 1823, when thirty-six-year-old Hugh Glass joins the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. on a venture into perilous, unexplored territory. After being savagely mauled by a grizzly bear, his nearly lifeless body is left in the care of two volunteers from the company—John Fitzgerald, a ruthless mercenary, and young Jim Bridger, the future “King of the Mountain Men.” When Indians approach their camp, Fitzgerald and Bridger abandon Glass. Worse yet, they rob the wounded man of his weapons and tools—the very things that might have given him a chance on his own. Deserted, defenseless, and furious, Glass vows his survival. And his revenge.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780786711895 (0786711892)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Books & Chocolate
Books & Chocolate rated it
3.0 The Revenant
I'll have to start by saying this is not my typical kind of book. But I challenged myself this year to read more books outside my normal 'box', and this was one of them. In general, I didn't feel the story was bad. It just wasn't my cuppa tea. I listened to the audiobook (which was very well done) a...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
I read this because I'm wanting to watch the movie, and I always like to read the book first. It has a lot of historical information and facts. People really into that time period will probably love that. The action and survival were the parts that grabbed me. It was absolutely amazing how much ...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
3.0 The Revenant
Varies widely from the film version, with attention to historical detail in its account. Straightforward narrative, few special moments.
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.5 The Revenant
The Revenant is the fictional account of Hugh Glass´ encounter with a bear and his struggle to get back to civilization. And it´s the story about the revenge he wants to exact upon the two men, who have left him behind to die. I really enjoyed the first part of the story. The bear attack and Hughs...
Bettie's Books
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1.5 The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
bookshelves: winter-20152016, jan-2016-litricher, historical-fiction, us-rocky-mountains, adventure, survival, film-only Read on January 10, 2016 Description: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Trapping beaver, they contend daily wi...
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