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Return to Book Page. Preview — Condemned as a Nihilist by G. There are few difficulties that cannot be surmounted by patience, resolution, and pluck, and great as are the obstacles that nature and the Russian government oppose to an escape from the prisons of Siberia, such evasions have occasion- ally been successfully carried out, and that under far less advantageous circumstances than those under which the hero of this st PREFACE.
There are few difficulties that cannot be surmounted by patience, resolution, and pluck, and great as are the obstacles that nature and the Russian government oppose to an escape from the prisons of Siberia, such evasions have occasion- ally been successfully carried out, and that under far less advantageous circumstances than those under which the hero of this story undertook the venture. For the account of life in the convict establishments in Siberia I am indebted to the very valuable books by my friend the Rev.
Lans- dell, who has made himself thoroughly acquainted with Siberia, traversing the country from end to end and visiting all the principal prisons Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published October 28th by Robinson Books first published More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Condemned as a Nihilist , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Condemned as a Nihilist.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 13, Simon rated it liked it. I thought this was supposed to be a Ripping Yarn. It's kind of slow, full of multi-paragraph speeches by one character to another on the history and nature of Nihilism political, not philosophical. Never read Henty before but I was hoping for something better. It isn't a ripping yarn, really. More like a travelogue, and rather boring, at that.
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Every time the hero and his Tartar friend hunt or fis I thought this was supposed to be a Ripping Yarn. Every time the hero and his Tartar friend hunt or fish, we get an inventory of how many of this, how many of that, they catch. Endless summaries of how many miles they've come, what speed they're travelling at, etc. The 'hero', young Godfrey Bullen, an English lad condemned wrongly as a Nihilist and packed off to Siberia, is a complete non-entity.
He exists simply to embody English pluck and decency, superiority to all the Russians and various indigenous peoples, and endless resourcefulness. In so far as he is 'there' at all, he is an intolerable, complacent prig. And yet, I found the book strangely, hypnotically relaxing to read. The very monotony of the escape, the boring narration, all combined to something, well I suppose, less than the sum of its parts, and the book ended up offering something despite itself.
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Condemned As Nihilist Escape Siberia by G A Henty Scribner Hardcover 1st Ed | eBay
I thoroughly enjoyed this, yes, it's quite descriptive, maybe a bit too descriptive in some parts, but generally Henty actually makes the reader feel like they're with the protagonist Godfrey Bullen escaping from the Siberian prison. You feel like you're actually working in the Kara mines, drifting through the thick fog then being trapped in the storm at sea, or fleeing the Samoyede's Now anyone condemned to a Siber George Alfred Henty, well I really must read some other titles by this fellow.
Now anyone condemned to a Siberian prison is warned of the difficulties that will be encountered if escape is attempted. However, occasionally these escapes have been successful despite the many obstacles and in this tale Godfrey's is just one such successful venture. I'll recommend this book to anyone craving a good old-fashioned adventure Jan 11, Katie Carter rated it really liked it. Fun book - just really enjoyed learning about these parts of history. With eight full-page illustrations At Agincourt. A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris. By England's Aid. Or: The Freeing of the Netherlands In the Hands of the Malays.
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