Hugh glass, in his role as a hired hunter, was some distance in front of the group searching for game along the brushy river bottom when he encountered a sow grizzly bear with two cubs. The bear charged glass and rendered a severe mauling. Published in 1963, this book may be of interest to anyone who enjoyed the film, the revenant, about the encounter between a grizzly bear and mountain man hugh glass. Its been really lonely since she went away, but she told me shes been doing a lot of reading and i thought that maybe the two of us could do a two person book club as a way to stay close while shes away. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The word revenant means someone who has risen from the grave to terrorize the living. In 1823, he signed up for an expedition backed by general william henry ashley and major andrew henry, who together founded the rocky mountain fur company in. That rifle was special not only to him but to every man that knew hugh. A novel of revenge by michael punke about the book the year is 1823, and the trappers of the rocky mountain fur company live a brutal frontier life. The song of hugh glass by john neihardt read by nathan. From the explosive opening moments until the very last page, the reader is practically swept up into the action. Jan 20, 2016 the revenant is an impressive film inspired by glasss reallife story, but lays it on a bit thick and ends up curiously unmoving.
Apr 01, 2006 the book hugh glass is an amazing story that i would rate it a 55. Jan 24, 2016 a soundtrackmix of the movie the revenant. Glass had a pretty exciting life, that included being a sailor, a pirate, a captive of a vicious indian tribe, later a member of the same tribe, a trapper, explorer, and ultimately the mauling victim of a grizzly bear. His legend lives on through numerous articles and books as well as several films, including the revenant 2015, in which leonardo dicaprio starred as glass. Yes, although no eyewitness account exists, the revenant true story reveals that it happened in the summer of 1823, five months after glass joined a south dakota furtrapping expedition funded by major andrew henry and william henry ashley. The revenant movie vs true story of hugh glass, john.
Yount recorded in his memoirs that he talked with glass directly, as well as with a trapper named allen hiram allen was one of major henrys 1823 brigade and a later glass cohort. The revenant by michael punke book vs movie hugh glass. The true story of hugh glass and the grizzly campfire tales book 1 kindle edition by dwyer, robert. Hugh glass, american frontiersman and fur trapper who became a folk hero after. One day on one of his travels, a mother grizzly bear, mistakenly thinking him a threat to her cubs, and wellconcealed by deep grass and brush, attacked and tore a chunk of flesh from hugh glass neck and lacerated one of his legs and. Spark notes or cliff notes usually gets to the bottom of this, but if you want a quick book summary, then here is one of the best books to read before.
This small book tells the real story of hugh glass, the socalled revenant of movie fame. The book is centered on the alleged true story of a man named hugh glass, a trapper and guide with the rocky mountain fur co. As the revenant starring leonardo dicaprio expands nationwide friday, it poses the question of just who the legendary 19thcentury frontiersman really was. Jan 14, 2016 but it is only loosely based on the revenant book. As usual, the lesson for us is to not judge a book by its coverespecially when that covers been ripped. The real story of the revenant is far weirder and bloodier. Three books on the life of hugh glass were written long before michael punkes 2002 novel, the revenant, including the closest thing to a historical account, the saga of hugh glass, which was. His larger than life story has been turned into novels and films in the us. Jul 22, 2016 the revenant book versus the movie makes us wonder about the fact and fiction we see in legends like hugh glass. A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenthcentury american frontier, the astonishing story of reallife trapper and frontiersman hugh glass the year is 1823, and the trappers of the rocky mountain fur company live a brutal frontier life. Russell created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, indians, and landscapes set in the western united states and in alberta. Hugh glass, the true story of the revenant american. Hugh glass does not get to kill fitzgerald as he enrolls in the army thus hugh begins trapping again and gets killed by a group of about 30 indians. The true story of hugh glass and the grizzly campfire tales book 1 kindle edition by robert dwyer author 3.
The epic true tale of hugh glass cowboys and indians. The revenant 32 printed pages a thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenthcentury american frontier, the astonishing story of reallife trapper and frontiersman hugh glass. While michael punke was reading a book about the american west, he discovered a snippet about hugh glass. The revenant ending and how it differs from history cinemablend. The true story of hugh glass and the grizzly campfire tales book 1 ebook.
It follows the life of one hugh glass, also the main character of the new movie the revenant. While there were obvious similarities between them, i truly believe that the movie was a 1010, and the book was 1010, but for different reasons. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading hugh glass, a revenant. Book tells the true story behind the revenant and hugh glass. The revenants true story is amazing, but the movie is far.
While trapping beavers along the missouri river, the group gets involved in a battle with the arikara tribe, a battle that eventually ropes in the u. The revenant is without a doubt one of the years most brilliant films. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A mountain man, a bear, and the rise of the american nationa book that takes the scant details of the glass.
He was formerly the history correspondent for montana quarterly, and an adjunct professor at the university of montana. Intriguing life story of a very tough man indeed living a precarious life back in the early 1800s in the wild west of america. The makings of a western classic, michael punkes novel the revenant provides muscle and sinew to the vengeful and epic tale of mountain man, hugh glass that even a sow grizzly couldnt rend asunder. In the beginning, he is known as noble, admiral and respectable man, who always does and says the right thing. He has also served on the white house national security council staff and on capitol hill.
The novel was later adapted as a screenplay for a 2015 feature film. The novel was later adapted as a screenplay for a 2015 feature film directed by alejandro g. Punke has added considerably to our understanding of human endurance and of the men who pushed west in. He crawled about 200 miles 320 km over six weeks to reach fort kiowa. The odyssey of mountain man hugh glass, now immortalized in alejandro g. The truth about the revenant, hugh glass and his rifle. The mauling took place near the banks of the grand river when glass unexpectedly came upon a grizzly bear and her two cubs. In fact, it inspired the recent leonardo dicaprio film, the revenant. Hugh glass, mountain man hardcover november 1, 1990. But punkes book wasnt the first to tell glass story. It is one of the most fantastic tales to emerge from the entire westward movement. Born in the late 1700s, he made a name for himself as an explorer and trapper on the great. This was an adaptation from the 2002 book with the same title.
Jan 25, 2018 after reading about hugh glass and the real story behind the revenant, check out the life of peter freuchen, another bearwrestling badass. The true story of hugh glass documented by the museum of the mountain man. Having watched the film called the revelant with leonardo dicapprio as hugh glass the original character referred to as the revelant,it was a very good idea to buy this book which is a short biography of hugh glass. Hugh glass further reading the real story of hugh glass.
These two adaptations are based on the story of a man named hugh glass, who killed a bear after being attacked, but was mauled in the process of doing so. The whole thing is begging to be sped up into a twominute. Captain andrew henry is a cursed manor at least thats what he thinks. In yet another encounter with a native warrior band, hugh glass was killed in 1833.
In the revenant, we saw the tale of a true mountain man named hugh glass. The revenant true story confirms that this is one of the few facts about hugh glass that we do know for sure. Rocky mountains, 1823 the trappers of the rocky mountain fur company live a brutal frontier life. Leonardo dicaprio delivers an oscar worthy performance that will shake viewers for years to come. In many ways, this dude is presented as the ideal person in the revenant, a man at once capable of awful violence and incredible compassion. A novel of revenge is a 2002 novel by american author michael punke, based on a series of events in the life of american frontiersman hugh glass in. Hugh glass 17801833 was an american fur trapper and frontiersman who was mauled by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his companions. The true story of hugh glass and the grizzly campfire tales book 1 by robert dwyer 3. Hugh glass fact vs fiction the true story of hugh glass. Buy the revenant harp01 06 2019 film tiein edition by punke, michael isbn. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. In our book, the most notable aspect of this passage is bridgers reluctance. Michael punkes the revenant, based on the life story of the early 19th century us fur trapper hugh glass, is a tense and exciting read that is at its best when the narrative directly explores the characters journey and doesnt get bogged down too much by historical details.
Books similar to the revenant meet your next favorite book. Ambassador to the world trade organization in geneva, switzerland. A novel of revenge by michael punke about the book. For starters, hugh glass does not have a child in this book. Hugh glass was born of irish parents in pennsylvania, and went on to explore the far west in the early 1800s. Geography of forts, people, events, rivers and other locations related to the story of hugh glass. Dec 22, 2015 an avid outdoorsman, punke was inspired by a detail in a history book to research the story of hugh glass. Fitzgerald knows hugh is coming for him and runs away from the fort so hugh hunts him down and fights him to near death and then sends him down a river to some indians which scalp him. I honestly dont think that theres a way to compare the two. The frontiersman sustained lifethreatening injuries in an encounter with. Glass had a pretty exciting life, that included being a sailor, a pirate. Hugh glass is among the companys finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker.
Glass was born in pennsylvania to scotsirish parents from ireland. The revenant by michael punke read online on bookmate. My girlfriend is gonna be in prison for 18 months which means shes gonna have a whole lotta time on her hands. The saga of hugh glass must be pieced together from accounts written by several of his contemporaries, each with varying details. Mar 20, 2020 hugh glass was an american frontiersman and fur trapper who became a folk hero after surviving a bear attack and then traveling hundreds of miles alone to safety. Going by the significant research of the website hughglass. Glasss story was recounted in the film the revenant 2015. The book takes place in the caribbean at the tail end of the golden age of piracy and the early state of the american frontier. Jul 01, 2002 hugh glass apparently anticipated horace greeleys advice about going west and growing up with the country, for that is precisely what he did. The movie has won 2016 golden globe awards for best picture, best actor dicaprio and best director inarritu. If you hope the revenent wins best picture, here are 11.
The one constant in every telling of the tale until the revenant opened was hugh glass wanted his gun back. Hugh glass and the incredible true story of the revenant. The true story of hugh glass and the grizzly campfire tales book 1. And anyone knows from the trailer of the movie that this man is seeking revenge because of his son. Further reading books and websites related to the hugh glass story. Then, read about the montana guy who was attacked by a grizzly bear twice in one day. What the real life hugh glass experienced is probably something closer to punkes book. Hugh glass was a fur trapper, one of the harddriving mountain men of the early 19thcentury american west, an obscure cousin to. If you like historical fiction, this is the perfect book for you. The book hugh glass is an amazing story that i would rate it a 55. Craig johnson, author of the walt longmire novels a superb revenge story. The saga of hugh glass by john myers myers lincoln, nebraska. He is best known for his story of survival and retribution after being left for dead by companions when he was mauled by a grizzly bear born in pennsylvania to irish parents, glass became an explorer of the watershed of the upper missouri river, in presentday montana, the dakotas, and.
I am here to tell you why the book is so much better than the movie. Move over chuck norris, dwayne the rock johnson, and dude from the dos equis commercialsyour stay as americas most beloved alpha males is officially over. The trappers of the rocky mountain fur company live a brutal frontier life. Author myers offers some interesting details regarding glass s life, including the claim that he was a onetime mariner who was captured by pirate john lafitte and after escaping.
The revenant is a major new regency and 20 th century fox movie starring leonardo dicaprio, as hugh glass, and directed by alejandro gonzalez inarritu, the academy award winning director of birdman in 2015. Throughout the revenant, glass personality changes quite a bit due to all the trauma that he endures. Differences between the revenant book vs movie page 1. The movie adds elements the book doesnt have, and makes glasss journey even more perilous, in some ways, but more rational in others. After reading about hugh glass and the real story behind the revenant, check out the life of peter freuchen, another bearwrestling badass. A novel of revenge is a 2002 novel by american author michael punke, based on a series of events in the life of american frontiersman hugh glass in 1823 missouri territory.
While the film is phenomenal, many viewers are still questioning the ending. But when a scouting mission puts him facetoface with a grizzly bear. Charles marion russell 18641926,also known as charlie russell, and kid russell, was an artist of the old american west. Hollywood took liberties with the story, but as near as oral tradition can be trusted, what follows is the real story of hugh glass, the true story of the revenant. Trapping beaver, they contend daily with the threat of indian tribes turned warlike over the white mens encroachment on their land, and other. The makings of a western classic, michael punkes novel the revenant provides muscle and sinew to the vengeful and epic tale of mountain man, hugh glass.
The scene in which fitzgerald and bridger abandon glass is the first thing we read in the novel, so that should clue you in that its a pretty big deal. The song of hugh glass by john neihardt 1881 1973 genres. Read on to learn about the real story of hugh glass, the man who inspired it all. He is best known for his story of survival and retribution after being left for dead by companions when he was mauled by a grizzly bear. Set in the 1820s, oscar awardwinning the revenant follows frontiersman hugh glass as he journeys through the american wilderness, badly mauled from a bear attack and abandoned by his fellow trappers. Hugh glass is the alphaest male who ever did alpha. In this audio podcast, well compare what really happened in. Inspired by true events, the revenant, starring leonardo dicaprio, tells the story of survival and revenge on the frontier. Our story begins with the rocky mountain fur company. Hugh glass is a trapper at the rocky mountain fur company who becomes victim of a grizzly bear attack. American rifleman the truth about the revenant, hugh glass. Hugh glass the saga of hugh glass by john myers myers lincoln, nebraska.1320 1066 371 927 356 1204 24 183 1438 1283 1514 426 1495 1291 940 996 234 1445 358 554 906 339 443 1451 80 551 1393 1051 1035 714 1154