The bestselling book that inspired the award-winning movie
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Winner of 3 OSCARS including BEST DIRECTOR and BEST ACTOR
Winner of 5 BAFTAS including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film
Winner of the 2016 Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Drama, and Best Director
The novel that inspired the epic new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
Hugh Glass isn’t afraid to die. He’s done it once already.
Rocky Mountains, 1823
The trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is one of the most respected men in the company, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker.
But when a scouting mission puts Glass face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two men from the company are ordered to remain with him until his inevitable death. But, fearing an imminent attack, they abandon Glass, stripping him of his prized rifle and hatchet.
As Glass watches the men flee, he is driven to survive by one all-consuming desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, he sets out on a three-thousand-mile journey across the harsh American frontier, to seek revenge on the men who betrayed him.
The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
‘A spellbinding tale of heroism and obsessive retribution’ Publishers Weekly
‘A superb revenge story . . . Punke has added considerably to our understanding of human endurance and of the men who pushed west in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark – a significant feat’ Washington Post
About the author
Michael Punke serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also served on the White House National Security Council staff and on Capitol Hill. He was formerly the history correspondent for Montana Quarterly and an adjunct professor at the University of Montana. He is the author of Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917, and Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West. His family home is in Montana.
From Publishers Weekly
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Not as good as the film hype suggests.
A Brilliant Read
A great read from start to finish with good references to the Rocky Mountain fur trade. A dark adventure well worth reading!
Excellent read, riveting from beginning to end, see if the film is as good as the book. Would certainly recommend reading I didn't want to put it down and read it every moment I had chance to.