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Away in the Wilderness

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

It follows the journey of three young men who venture into the Canadian wilderness to start a new life. The story is set in the early 1800s when Canada was still a vast, untamed wilderness. The three main characters, Harry, Paul, and Charlie, are determined to make a life for themselves in this new land, but they soon find that the wilderness is full of danger and unexpected challenges. As they explore the rugged terrain, they encounter wild animals, harsh weather conditions, and hostile native tribes. Along the way, they must rely on their survival skills and each other to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. "Away in the Wilderness" is not only a thrilling adventure story but also a vivid portrayal of the Canadian wilderness in the 19th century. Ballantyne's detailed descriptions of the landscape and wildlife make readers feel like they are right there with the characters, experiencing the same dangers and triumphs. The book also offers a glimpse into the colonial mindset of the time, as the characters' attitudes toward the native tribes they encounter may be seen as problematic by modern standards. Nonetheless, "Away in the Wilderness" remains a classic adventure tale that has captivated readers for generations, showcasing Ballantyne's mastery of storytelling and his deep love for the natural world.

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Robert Michael Ballantyne was a Scottish author of juvenile fiction who wrote more than 100 books. He was also an accomplished artist, and exhibited some of his water-colours at the Royal Scottish Aca...

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