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Nic Revel A White Slave's Adventures in Alligator Land   By: (1831-1909)

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Nic Revel: A White Slave's Adventures in Alligator Land by George Manville Fenn is an enthralling tale of survival, resilience, and the indomitable human spirit. Set in the treacherous and unforgiving swamplands of Alligator Land, this book takes readers on a thrilling journey that is both exhilarating and heart-wrenching.

The story revolves around Nic Revel, a young Englishman who finds himself betrayed and captured by a ruthless gang of slave traders. They whisk him away to the treacherous land of alligators, where he is forced to live a life in bondage. Fenn does a remarkable job of immersing readers in Nic's harrowing predicament, expertly depicting the brutality and inhumane treatment he endures.

With a vividly descriptive narrative, Fenn paints a hauntingly realistic picture of Alligator Land, with its murky swamps and untamed wilderness. The author's meticulous attention to detail brings the setting to life, capturing the reader's imagination and adding an extra layer of authenticity to the tale.

As Nic battles against the odds, he encounters an array of fascinating characters, both friend and foe. Fenn masterfully works these personalities into the narrative, each one playing a crucial role in Nic's plight. From fellow slaves to native tribesmen, the diverse cast of characters adds depth and complexity to the story, making it even more engaging.

Throughout the book, Fenn skillfully weaves suspense and danger into every chapter, leaving readers on tenterhooks, eager to discover the outcome of Nic's journey. The constant threat of alligators, hostile tribes, and his captors' malevolence keeps the pace of the story brisk and ensures that the readers' attention is firmly captured.

One of the book's strongest elements is its exploration of themes such as freedom, identity, and the resilience of the human spirit. Nic's unwavering determination to escape his captors and regain his freedom is inspiring, and the author effectively highlights the lengths to which individuals will go when faced with extreme adversity.

While Nic Revel is undeniably engaging and action-packed, it does have a few flaws. Some readers may find certain aspects of the plot predictable, and the dialogue may at times feel a bit contrived. However, these small shortcomings do not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the book.

In conclusion, Nic Revel: A White Slave's Adventures in Alligator Land by George Manville Fenn is a gripping and immersive read that takes readers on a thrilling rollercoaster ride through the dangerous swamplands. Fenn's vivid descriptions, well-developed characters, and exploration of crucial themes make this book a must-read for fans of adventure and historical fiction.

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Nic Revel; A White Slave's Adventures in Alligator Land, by George Manville Fenn.

Nic Revel is brought up on a small landed estate in Devon. The date is somewhere in the middle of the nineteenth century. There is a very good salmon pool on the estate, but it is often used by poachers, which greatly annoys the Revel family. Eventually they have a great fight there, in which they had arranged to be supported by men from a vessel of the Royal Navy.

Nic is wounded and is mistaken for a poacher by the naval party, who press gang the poachers. When they reach America, Nic is still hardly conscious, and not capable of much work. All the less able poachers are then sold by the ship to an American slave dealer, who sells them to a settler who lives a long way up a river.

After a journey to the farm they find that they are given very hard work to do, and not fed very well. And of course Nic and one of the poachers, who has become a good friend of his, want to get back to Devon. After many trials and tribulations they eventually escape.

George Manville Fenn is a master of suspense, and this book is a very good example of his work.


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