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Harry Escombe A Tale of Adventure in Peru   By: (1851-1922)

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Harry Escombe: A Tale of Adventure in Peru by Harry Collingwood takes readers on an exciting journey through the treacherous landscapes of Peru. The novel follows the thrilling exploits of the titular character, Harry Escombe, a young British sailor who finds himself entangled in an elaborate plot involving treasure, danger, and treachery.

Set against the backdrop of the 19th century, the story presents a vivid picture of Peru's magnificent landscapes, its ancient ruins, and mysterious traditions. Collingwood's descriptive prose skillfully transports readers to this exotic location, immersing them in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Peruvian wilderness.

The character development throughout the narrative is noteworthy, particularly Harry Escombe's transformation from an earnest sailor to a brave and resourceful hero. Collingwood masterfully paints a psychological portrait of his protagonist, depicting his growth in resilience, courage, and moral strength.

The plot is filled with unexpected twists and turns, keeping readers engaged and curious at every chapter. Collingwood weaves a tale of suspense and intrigue, incorporating elements of mystery and betrayal. The leisurely pacing adds depth to the narrative, allowing readers to savor the intricacies of the story and its characters.

Moreover, the author's extensive knowledge and research about Peru are evident throughout the book. From historical details to geographical accuracy, Collingwood's attention to detail adds authenticity to the setting. As readers delve deeper into the story, they feel they are learning alongside Harry Escombe about the culture, history, and legends of Peru.

One of the book's most commendable aspects is its exploration of themes like friendship, loyalty, and the pursuit of adventure. Through Harry Escombe's encounters with various supporting characters, readers are reminded of the significance of trust and companionship in the face of adversity.

While the book boasts a captivating narrative, it occasionally falls into the trap of predictability. Some plot developments and character arcs may feel familiar, leading to moments of predictability and diminishing the element of surprise.

Nevertheless, Harry Escombe: A Tale of Adventure in Peru is an enthralling tale that offers a delightful blend of action, intrigue, and historical fiction. Collingwood's skillful storytelling and meticulous research create an immersive experience that transports readers to an enchanting and perilous world. Be prepared to embark on a thrilling escapade with Harry Escombe, encountering danger, treasure, and the rich history of Peru.

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Harry Escombe A Tale of Adventure in Peru

By Harry Collingwood Harry Escombe is a young apprentice in a civil engineer's office. The firm has received a contract to survey and built a railway line in Peru. Harry is chosen to go, and is informed that if he does well in the work the future for him is pretty bright.

But there is a fly in the ointment. The man in charge of the project is about as nasty as anyone can be: his character is beautifully depicted throughout the book. He makes Harry do a piece of surveying in an unnecessarily dangerous manner, as a result of which he falls down a precipice from which he cannot be rescued, and is therefore written off as dead.

But he was indeed rescued. He was taken to a house where he remained in a coma for some time. Then he is thought to be a re incarnation of The Inca, and taken by Indians to their own city, where he is worshipped as a god. This could be quite embarrassing if you found yourself in this situation, as you'd be unable to perform miracles, and do the things a deity might be expected to do. However, Harry managed rather well. But eventually he manages to escape from the situation, and to return to his home in England. HARRY ESCOMBE A TALE OF ADVENTURE IN PERU


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