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In Desert and Wilderness [NOOK Book]

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In the tradition of Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island comes a Sienkiewicz novel for readers of all ages! This thrilling adventure saga and coming-of-age tale sets two young children, Stas Tarkowski, fourteen, and Nelly Rawlinson, eight, within the reaches of Africa's desert storms, the ravages of hunger, and threatening jungles filled with vicious animals and warring tribes. Everything for the pair seemed comfortable and safe in Egypt. But when the children are separated from their fathers during a vacation ...
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Overview

In the tradition of Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island comes a Sienkiewicz novel for readers of all ages! This thrilling adventure saga and coming-of-age tale sets two young children, Stas Tarkowski, fourteen, and Nelly Rawlinson, eight, within the reaches of Africa's desert storms, the ravages of hunger, and threatening jungles filled with vicious animals and warring tribes. Everything for the pair seemed comfortable and safe in Egypt. But when the children are separated from their fathers during a vacation along the Nile, they become pawns in a treacherous plot and are abducted by the vengeful followers of the Mahdi. Joined in their trek by two African children, Kali and Mea, and together with the aid of a faithful dog, Saba, and a mighty elephant, King, the unlikely troop makes its way through deep Africa while facing perilous situations that would render helpless even grown men and women. Throughout this enthralling novel, author Sienkiewicz paints the vivid scenery of what was then known as "the dark continent," a land filled with unknown peoples, primordial landscapes, tall and deep jungles, uncharted rivers and mountains. Political instability, then as now, could make entire regions impassable. In the 1880s one such crisis, a rebellion led by "the Mahdi," threatened to turn a large part of the continent into a hell of destruction and carnage. It is in such a background that Henryk Sienkiewicz, the master storyteller and winner of the 1905 Nobel Prize for literature, placed two European children - the heroes of this engaging tale. For Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness represented a final triumph; this was the last novel he would complete. Sienkiewicz, who had visited Africa in 1891, successfully recreates in the book the beauty he encountered amid the continent's entrancing landscape. Written over eighty years ago for a younger audience, but appealing to all ages, In Desert and Wilderness remains a literary treasure in Poland. Now the fine Max
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455427529
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 4/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 874,262
  • File size: 817 KB

Meet the Author

Henryk Sienkiewicz wurde am 05.05.1846 in Wola Okrzejska, Polen geboren; er starb am 15.11.1916 in Vevey, Schweiz.

Sienkiewicz wurde im russischen Teil Polens geboren. Sein Vater war aktiv im Widerstand gegen die Fremdherrschaft. Sienkiewicz studierte in Warschau. Ab 1872 veröffentlichte er kurze satirische Texte und schrieb Feuilletons für die Zeitung Gazeta Polska. 1876 unternahm er eine längere Reise in die USA. Er unternahm weitere Reisen innerhalb Europas, 1891 bereiste er Afrika. Nach Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges reiste er in die Schweiz aus.

Sienkiewicz erhielt 1905 den Nobelpreis für Literatur.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2004

    Greatest

    I red this book when I was 9 years old. Now I'm 18 and I still love to read it.I read it so many times and every time I read it, I find someting new. Highly recomended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2003

    This was my Childhood's Bible

    As a child I read this book not less than 8 times and each beginning was exciting and new. It left so vivid and strong impressions in my young mind that I still have the pleasant sense of excitement only when I think of the beautiful story. It is a must for every young teenager with love for adventure and desire for exploring the wide world (in this case Africa). I definitely place 'In Desert and Wilderness' among the World Literary Treasures which every person should read at least once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2002

    One of the best books i have read

    Henryk Sienkiweicz has written yet another inspiring book. I recomend this book to anyone

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