|Michael Strogoff (1876) [Novel]|
by Jules Verne
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The Czar read the despatch — his brows furrowed. A formidable rebellion threatened to wrest the Siberian provinces from Russia. The instigator of the rebellion, Ivan Ogareff, had allied himself to the fierce and ambitious Feofar-Khan and prevailed upon the Tartar chiefs to pour their hordes into Siberia, exciting a general rising in Asiatic Russia. Only a courier could now warn the Grand Duke, Governor-General of Western Siberia of his great danger.
And never was a man more well-chosen for such a hazardous task than Michael Strogoff. Being a native of Siberia he knew the country, understood the dialects and could withstand the severe winters. His great strength and courage were tempered by a kind and generous heart.
This is the story of Michael Strogoff's journey which took him many thousands of miles across hostile country. The greatest difficulties were surmounted by daring and courage. Hunger, fatigue, capture, torture — nothing, except death, would stop him from completing his mission.
Original title: Michael Strogoff, Moskou-Irkoutsk
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure