Punke, Michael The Revenant

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The Revenant

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Based on a true story, The Revenant is an epic tale of revenge set in the Rocky Mountains and soon to be a major motion picture, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Rocky Mountains, 1823

Hugh Glass has been imprisoned by pirates, trained by the Pawnee Indians and is now one of the most respected trappers in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. The company is under threat from the Arikara Indians and rival bands of men, keen to secure their fortune.

John Fitzgerald is a fugitive mercenary. It was a twisted path of murder and theft which led him to the wilderness.

Inspired by stories of the plainsmen, Jim Bridger is a young man who signs up for his own frontier adventure and immediately pledges loyalty to Glass.

When Glass is horrifically mauled by a grizzly bear, Fitzgerald and Bridger are ordered to remain with him until his inevitable death. Fearing an imminent attack by the Arikara, Fitzgerald takes the decision to abandon Glass, stripping him of his prized Anstadt rifle and ordering a reluctant Bridger to follow him.

As Glass watches the men flee, he vows to undertake an epic journey of survival. It is a journey which will see him travel over 3000 miles to seek revenge for the men who betrayed him.

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Based on a true story, The Revenant is an epic tale of betrayal, survival and revenge set in the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains, 1823

Hugh Glass has been imprisoned by pirates, trained by the Pawnee Indians and is now one of the most respected trappers in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. The company is under threat from the Arikara Indians and rival bands of men, keen to secure their fortune.

John Fitzgerald is a fugitive mercenary. It was a twisted path of murder and theft which led him to the wilderness.

Inspired by stories of the plainsmen, Jim Bridger is a young man who signs up for his own frontier adventure and immediately pledges loyalty to Glass.

When Glass is horrifically mauled by a grizzly bear, Fitzgerald and Bridger are ordered to remain with him until his inevitable death. Fearing an imminent attack by the Arikara, Fitzgerald takes the decision to abandon Glass, stripping him of his prized Anstadt rifle and ordering a reluctant Bridger to follow him.

As Glass watches the men flee, he vows to undertake an epic journey of survival. It is a journey which will see him travel over 3000 miles to seek revenge for the men who betrayed him.

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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 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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