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Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar (Extraordinary Voyages #14)

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Jules Verne's Michael Strogoff, or The Courier of the Czar (1876) is a novel of adventure and intrigue that was part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series. Siberia faces the danger of an impending invasion by the Tatar king Feofar Khan. The Governor-General of Siberia must be warned of the invasion, but all the telegraph lines have been cut. Verne depicts the determination...more
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من جديد أنهي كتابا، هو هنا رواية كلاسيكية ، ومن جديد أجد نفسي في حيرة كيف أكتب مراجعتي ومن أين أبدأ وأي النقاط أتناول :))

رواية كلاسيكية ممتعة لجول فيرن ... جول فيرن الفرنسي المولود في 1828 والذي ألهب خيال أبناء جيله برواياته التي تندرج تحت تصنيف الخيال العلمي، وقد تم انجاز العديد من الاختراعات التي ذكرها في كتبه بشكل قريب جدا لما كتبه ... جول فيرن الذي ربما شاهدت روايته "حول العالم في 80 يوم" وقد تحولت إلى فيلم هوليوودي رائع وربما صار الفيلم مفضلا لديك كما صار مفضلا لدي، وربما تكون ممن درس في ال...more
Marts  (Thinker)
Being a fan of Jules Verne, of course I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It definitely wasn't the science fiction genre adventure such as 20,000 Leagues or Journey to the Centre of the Earth, but this was more one of pure adventure, determination, daring, one of those more true to life tales that you just must keep reading since you are constantly left wondering what will happen next.

I'll recommend 'Michael Strogoff' to all Verne fans or anyone just looking for an old fashion adventure...

Enjoy the...more
Straight adventure novel, no science fiction. Easily one of Verne's better books, this is an underappreciated gem. Nadya, the 'damsel in distress' is a strong female character. The stalwart Michael must deliver a message from the czar to the governor of Siberia, about treachery afoot. He journeys through hostile Central Asian territory and is tortured. This is what we used to call strictly a "boy's book" and now, would be considered a Young Adult novel. I read this many, many years ago, but the...more
A nice straightforward adventure novel, as Michael on a mission for the Czar has to basically travel from one end of Russia to the other before a traitor can give the enemy armies vital information.

Michael is stoic to the point of having one facial expression, but he is determined, manly and good to his mother. His love interest is treated as a bit of a damsel, but proves to be every bit as tough as her boyfriend.

What keeps this book from sinking under it's own weight is the two bickering report...more
Há alguns tempos que queria ler este livro. Foi com muita alegria que o encontrei na biblioteca.

Este é o terceiro livro de Júlio Verne que leio. Li A Volta ao Mundo em 80 Dias e Da Terra à Lua, e agora, Miguel Strogoff. Habituada ao carácter científico das obras de este autor, foi com grande entusiasmo que me debrucei sobre uma história diferente, sem teor científico, por assim dizer. Apesar de ter gostado bastante dos anteriores, este supera-os, a meu ver. Cada qual tem a sua beleza e era impo...more
Mehdi khani
هنوز هم به یاد می آورم نشاط بی حدی که با خواندن این جملۀ فصل پایانی کتاب به من دست داد:میشل استروگف ،در اثر آن حتدثه هرگز نابینا نشده بود،اشگی که بهنگام دیدار مادرش در آخرین لحظه به دور چشمانش حلقه زده بود،در برابر حرارت شمشیر گداخته،تبدیل به بخار شده،و مانع سوختن چشم هایش شده بود
MICHAEL STROGOFF, or, the Courier of the Czar. (1876). Jules Verne. ***
Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote a lot more than science fiction, as we now call the genre that he co-invented with H. G. Wells. This novel was an example of his forays into the world of the action/adventure story. It’s a tale of a mission undertaken by its hero to reach an outlying post in Siberia and deliver from the Czar of the Russias. When the telegraph line is cut between Moscow and Irkutz, the Czar looks for another way...more
Doha Ahmed
استغرقت وقتا كان له علاقة بأنها كانت في البداية ممله إلي حد ما ، الشخصيات كانت تتسم ببرود غربي غريب ، القصة كلها تدور في فترة ما كانت روسيا إمبراطورية محكومة من القيصر ، ميشيل ستروجوف كان شجاعا ، متحملا ، ذكيا ، سريع البديهة لكنه بارد في أوقات كثيرة و له بعض تصرفات لم يكن من بد منها إلا لإظهار مدي قوة احتماله فقط ، نادية صبورة شجاعة لكنها تحمل نفس البرود الروسي و نفس ثقل الدم الذي اتسم به أغلب شخصيات القصة
في النهاية لم أتوقع أبدا أن ميشيل كان مبصرا طوال هذه الرحلة و برغم المعوقات المستمرة علي مد...more
Henry Avila
Michael Strogoff a courier in the Czar's service,is sent as an secret agent to Siberia.He will deliver a vital message to the Emperor's brother. Hopefully the letter will prevent a rebellion from spreading in that province.Along the road he encounters two suspicious journalists (French and British of course). These battling friends are always trying to sabotage each others reports.More enjoyably a young lady in distress appears. Neither cold or heat or mountains or rivers,not to mention the rebe...more
Lé Prînçé
ترى الكتاب في بدايته مملا وربما تظل لفنرة لا تفهم ما يدور فى لبقصة من أحداث ولكنك ما تلبث بعد 20 صفحة أن تصل الى الفهم والأستمتاع

لا طالما كان جول فيرن مبدعا في وصفحه وخياله وابداعه الذى لا حدود له والرواية بالفعل من الرويايات الثقيلة المجهدة بداية في قراءتها بما تحتويه من معلومات جغرافية وتاريخية ولكن تظل لها متعتها وقيمتها

تتسم الشخصيات بالبرود الروسي وخاصة نادية لدرجة مستفزة

كانت النهاية غير متوقعة ومبالغ فيبها جداااا بكونه مبصرا طوال ذلك الوقت ولكنى أعتقد أنى ربما تغاضيت عنها بعد استمتاعى التا...more
Yolanda Chapa
Sep 14, 2014 Yolanda Chapa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Verne's lovers
Recommended to Yolanda by: My mom
Shelves: 2014
This is the second time I read this book, and this is the second time I liked it. It has a corageuos hero, a noble heroine, and a cruel villain. The sad part is, I just discovered that my edition is a short one, so I hope to re-read it a third time in a better one, hopefully in French, to grasp entirely Verne's words.
The odd thing about reading this book is the feeling that you're reading a rip off, or generously, a novel heavily influenced by the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Much of Burroughs' style and concepts (the description of the heroes and villains, the romance, the epic journey of the hero to reach a goal to foil the plans of the antagonists of the story) are present here. But it reads like a watered down ERB book. What's odd about that is "Michael Strogoff" came first. It was published some 36 pr...more
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Who knew that Jules Verne also wrote historical fiction?!? I just found this out when I stumbled over this fabulous book. If you are a Jules Verne fan then you will enjoy this character driven book that gives lots of information on the cultures of people living in Russia during the time of the Tzars.--Judy
قد ترى الكتاب مملا في أوله لكثرة معلوماته التي يقدمها تاريخيا و جغرافيا بكثافة ... لكن تبدأالاثارة عند ظهور البطل ... الكتاب و الاسلوب و الحبكة رائعين ... من أكثر الروايات التي استمتعت بها ... و أسلوب الكاتب في الوصف أكثر من ممتاز ... سواء وصف الاحداث او الاماكن
This book was the most influential book during my childhood - I remember hot Summers when I did not want to play outside, watch TV or do anything else but to know what would the next page would bring. This book is a gem, especially for young readers.
Ahmad Sharabiani
ژول ورن، میشل استروگوف را در ۱۸۷۶ نوشته، داستانی هیجان انگیز
روح تاتار در قلب منه. نه در لباسی که پوشیدم. ما هر کدوم راه خودمونو ادامه دادیم. تو به مقصد رسیدی. ولی من نرسیدم. شاید من می تونستم با تو دوست باشم
Robert Cormican
The 1876 equivalent of an adrenaline-fuelled summer blockbuster super-spy, action-adventure film. Strogoff will have to fight armies, nature and an evil nemesis to try and save mother Russia. All the characters are easy-to-digest caricatures including a comedy double-act of foreign reporters - a Frenchman and a more formal Englishman. It was soon adapted into a play which, when it played in Paris, portrayed the English journalist as a buffoon; and when it transferred to London in March 1881 it w...more
Sean O
Michael Strogoff is not in the "first tier" of Jules Verne novels, and that's a real pity.

It's a strong story, set in Imperial Russia. The Czar (played in my mind by Patrick Stewart) is told rebels are attacking Siberia and his brother the Grand Duke is going to be killed by a spy.

Since the telegraph is down, the Czar sends a courier, Michael Strogoff (played by a younger Liam Neeson or Daniel Craig -- let's go with Channing Tatum) to Irkutsk. Strogoff is a "B.A.M.F" of the highest order and fa...more
Une invasion tartare menace la Sibérie orientale. Le tsar, craignant pour la vie de son frère, envoie Michel Strogoff comme courrier délivrer un message à Irkousk en incognito. En chemin, Michel rencontre Nadia, une jeune femme allant rejoindre son père également à Irkousk et croise sans le savoir Ivan Ogareff, un militaire russe, un traitre, à la tête du soulèvement tartare. Tranversant la Sibérie à cheval, en sorte de calèche dont le nom m’échappe ou bien à pied, le duo Nadia/ Michel, se heurt...more
Sie haben Post, Herr Fürst!

5300 Kilometer weit muss eine Depesche vom Zar in Moskau an seinen Bruder im tiefsten Sibirien gebracht werden: Russland ist in Gefahr. Telegrafenleitungen und andere Kommunikationsmittel sind von den tatarischen Invasoren bereits gekappt, und so bleibt nur eine Möglichkeit. Ein Kurier muss den Brief persönlich nach Irkutsk tragen, über die weite Strecke, durch Sumpf und Steppe, durch von feindlichen Truppen und anderen Gefahren durchsetztes Gebiet. Michel Strogoff ist...more
Werner Faßrainer
Ach, endlich finde ich eine vernünftige, lesbare Version dieses Buches für meinen Kindle.
Ich habe jetzt alle Gratis-Versionen hier angetestet und scheinbar scheinen Sie alle aus der identischen, fehlerhaften Quelle zu sein: keine Anführungsstriche in Dialogen, uraltes Deutsch, komischen Zeilenumbrüche.
Aber bei dieser Ausgabe (laut Vorwort) hat sich der Verlag wirklich Mühe gegeben. Hier stimmen (selbstverständlich, wie man denken mag) die Dialoge, die Anführungsstriche stimmen, man weiß,...more
This is one of the better Verne novels I have read in my current reading of a lot of lessser Verne. It has no sf element, being a straight adventure movel. The hero is a courier sent by the czar (by implication, Alexander II --his more generous policies to Siberian exiles are stressed) to his brother Grand Duke Sergius in Irkutsk during a revolt of
Islamic Central Asia led by the emir of Bokhara and a Russian traitor named Ivan Ogareff. (The Muslim forces seem
much more dangerous than they actuall...more
It is the 19th century. Michael Strogoff is a courier for the Czar, and is tasked with bringing a letter to the Czar's brother in Siberia. This is a very long journey, and there is peril, as there have been uprisings along the way. Michael is travelling under a pseudonym.

It was ok. I found sections more interesting that included the women characters in the book: Nadia, who Micheal meets part-way; she is also travelling to Siberia; and his mother, who he is supposed to avoid, so as not to reveal...more
Proof that, even without the sci-, Jules Verne wrote some pretty fine -fi. Although "Michael Strogoff" comes off, perhaps, a bit dated to the modern reader, it's hard to find much at fault in this bracing tale of Czarist Russia. Without giving anything away, Verne should be lauded for his willingness to weave real tragedy, hardship, and ugliness into his story. This uncompromising ethos adds pungent spice to a story which might have been rendered in far more saccharine flavors. Verne keeps us on...more
نجمة ونص ممكن

الكثير من الصدف السعيدة والحظ السعيد، وبطولات البطل الشجاع والبطلة الوفية، وقائد التتار المسلم الذي يحمل المصحف (لا أدر كيف)، وآلاف مؤلفة من الفراسخ التي قطعها رسول القيصر من موسكو إلى أركوتسك في سيبيريا الشرقية ليسلم رسالته، يحلو للكاتب ذكر مدى اقتراب الرسول من وجهته في كل صفحة تقريباً ... باقي ألف فرسخ، بضع مئات، فرسخين، وهكذا!
بالإضافة إلى ذكر كل جبل ومدينة وقرية ونهر عبرها الرسول خلال الفراسخ .. أشعر أن الكاتب كان عنده معلومات جغرافية عن روسيا فعمل رواية على مقاسها، مثلما يُعجَب...more
Ralf Hergeth
Sehr gute digitale Umsetzung
So gefällt mir das. Ich bin ja ein alter Jules Verne Fan und - nach längerem Nichtlesen - dachte ich mir, es sei mal wieder an der Reihe, den Alt-Meister der Abenteuer- und Science-Fiction-Literatur meine Aufwartung zu machen.
Und bei dem Preis, warum dann nicht mal digital?!?
Ich bin wirklich angenehm überrascht. zwar handelt es sich hier (zum Glück für mich) um eine alte Übersetzung aber diese ist komplett überarbeitet und dem deutsch vor der vermaledeiten Rechtschrei...more
خواندن کتابهای ژول ورن یکی از لذت بخش ترین سرگرمی های دوران نوجوانی من بود، تقریبا می تونم بگم دیگه اون جنس و میزان لذت از خوندن یه کتاب برام تکرار نشد، سخته که الان بخوای بعد این همه سال به این کتابها امتیاز بدی... فقط می تونم بگم ژول ورن بدون شک یکی از قهرمانان سالهای نوجوانی زندگش منه
Hands down Jules Vernes's best novel, perhaps because it relies on plot and some greater character development than merely his science-fiction gee-whiz-wow novels. The ultimate journey novel, set in a(n only-modestly-)fictionalized variant of Siberia during the 19th century.
May 18, 2008 Phoenixfly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: sastromoeni
I really like the story. After read this book, we can see a romantic side of Jules Verne. Not like other JV's story, it tell us about an adventure that full of dangerous but had a romantic story within.

Michael Strogoff is a courier for the czar Alexander II of Russia. When the Tatar king Feofar Khan invades Russia, Strogoff is sent to Irkutsk to warn the governor, who is the brother of the czar. during the journey, Michael strogoff met some people like war reporter, and a pretty woman Named Nad...more
Maryam A
این اثر جزو معدود کتابهای غیر علمی تخیلی ژول ورنه و اثری فوق العاده. برای اولین بار با اسم سیبری در این کتاب آشنا شدم و همچنان گاهی وقتها که اسم سیبری رو می شنوم ناخودآگاه از پس سالها صفحه‌های این کتاب درنظرم میاد.‏
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

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“In the course of time, Michael Strogoff reached a high station in the Empire. But it is not the history of his success, but the history of his trials, which deserves to be related.” 3 likes
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