Wilderness

Wilderness

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by Roger Zelazny, Gerald Hausman
     
 

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In 1808, mountain man John Colter ran and climbed 150 miles while being pursued by members of the Blackfeet nation. His run for life became a part of heroic American history and culture. In 1823, hunter Hugh Glass, left for dead after being torn apart by a grizzly bear dragged himself out of his grave and crawled more than 80 miles to wreak revenge on the trusted

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In 1808, mountain man John Colter ran and climbed 150 miles while being pursued by members of the Blackfeet nation. His run for life became a part of heroic American history and culture. In 1823, hunter Hugh Glass, left for dead after being torn apart by a grizzly bear dragged himself out of his grave and crawled more than 80 miles to wreak revenge on the trusted friend who abandoned him. This authentic and unique historical novel follows the survival trail and blood spoor of both men. History has recorded their triumphs -- Colter discovering what is now Yellowstone National Park. Hugh Glass becoming an icon of the American frontier

Editorial Reviews

Dale Walker
"... a rare reading experience--reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's prose... and I can think of no western historical characters more appropriate for a poetic novel than the mountain man legends, John Colter and Hugh Glass. It was a privilege to read it."
Thomas Sturgeon
"I genuinely envy those who encounter Roger Zelazny!"
N. Scott Momaday
A valuable and stirring evocation of the American West and of certain original souls who inform history."
N. Scott Momaday, Pulitizer Prize-winning author of House Made of Dawn
Graduate Students
The story of two men in different parts of the wilderness are trying to survive in the early 1800s. John Colter, who traveled with Lewis and Clark and founded Yellowstone is being tracked by Blackfeet Indians. Hugh Glass, a legendary fur trapper is mauled by a bear and is near death. Both men are survivors in their own right...Colter sums up his journey when he surmises, "Reason for being: staying alive. Reason for staying alive: being." A riveting look at the harshness of frontier life.
Wes Lukowsky
A narrative tribute to both the American wilderness itself and the adventurous spirit of those who triumphed over it...taken together, the two provide a memorable sense of the hardships that were a very real part of the settling of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013843592
Publisher:
Irie Books
Publication date:
12/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
203
Sales rank:
278,618
File size:
181 KB

Meet the Author

Roger Zelazny, a science fiction/fantasy hall of fame author who was awarded countless honors in his field, as well as reaching sci-fi/fantasy bestseller lists with the Amber series of novels uses his phenomenal writing skills to recreate the lives of two American legends, John Colter and Hugh Glass.

Gerald Hausman has been an award winning author of children's books, YA novels, and adult books since 1992. His lifelong passion for preserving Native American legends is fully present in the novel Wilderness. Together with Roger Zelazny, Hausman illuminated the wisdom, teaching and lore of both native people and the first frontier mountain men.

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Wilderness 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book because of an interest I have in the fur trade and the men who were a part of it. After ther first 30 pages, I began to have my doubts. I researched the authors and was beginning to question the books accuracy with actual historical events. I almost quit reading. I wanted to give the book a bad review; however, I made up my mind to finish it simply because I paid money for it. Here is the rub: it isn't until you finish it that the authors' tie up all the loose ends and bring the story to its conclusion. I give this version four stars due to a few typos. Some of the dream states are a little hard to follow, at least for me. Otherwise, it was a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Roger Zelazny is one of my favorite science fiction writers. The master of the novella and the short novel, he has provided me with hundreds of hours of good reading (and rereading) and his works have inspired hundreds more hours of great conversation. So it was with great interest that I discovered Wilderness, a non-sf western which he coauthored with Gerald Hausman. In the early nineteenth century, two legendary mountain men each trekked through the untamed wilderness under extraordinary conditions. For John Colter, the challenge was seven hundred members of the Blackfeet nation who were trying to kill him. For Hugh Glass, the problem was a grizzly bear that caught and mauled him. Left for dead by his companions, he managed to travel one hundred miles to find help. Both stories are exciting and fascinating for their insights into survival in the wilderness, but Hugh Glass’ will also catch your heart up in your throat. One of the men who abandoned him was his adopted son and part of what motivates Hugh to live is his powerful need for vengeance. Their eventual meeting will bring tears to your eyes. I enjoyed this book but it wasn’t one of Zelazny’s best. 3 stars.
boxingfan1 More than 1 year ago
I THOUGHT IT WAS "MAN-IN-THE-WILDERNESS" BUT WAS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT. OKAY BUT NOT GREAT LIKE 'THE SEARCHERS".
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Theodor are you here?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loked again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh im so sorry my little kit....i didnt know you were mine your name is soposed to be Stormkit...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He jumped in front of the hawk. (There was a misunderstanding you are stormkit) he jumped up and clawed open its stomach. Stormkit go to rain storm third result. Im locked out