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The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

(1857)
A Novella by

 
 
In 1857, Charles Dickens paired up with his close friend and fellow Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins to produce this interesting novella. Said to have been inspired by the Sepoy Mutiny of that year, the tale scrutinizes the moral impact of colonialism and lauds the bravery of a regiment of Marines tasked with the responsibility of protecting a community of British expats from an encroaching swarm of dangerous pirates.

In his short stories, such as this, you see a completely different side to his style, writings and topics. This is quite a swashbuckling story of pirates, battles, imprisonment, escape and silver. To add to the fun if it, the story was set around Belize. In parts, quite similar us style to Robinson Crusoe. During the river and jungle depictions, quite reminiscent of Nick Bougas' 'Bodhu and the lost temple of King Nanchancaan'.
 

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : Hardback
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Title: The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN: 3734059194 / 978-3734059193
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
Author(s): Charles Dickens
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