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''Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar'' (''Michel Strogoff'') is a book written by Creator/JulesVerne and published in 1876.

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''Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar'' (''Michel Strogoff'') Strogoff: Le Courrier du Tsar'' in French) is a book written by Creator/JulesVerne and published in 1876.


* PlaceWorseThanDeath: {{Averted|Trope}}: Siberia is showed as harsh, liveable.

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* PlaceWorseThanDeath: {{Averted|Trope}}: Siberia is showed as harsh, liveable.but liveable, place.


The novel was adapted for the stage by Jules Verne himself in 1880. Since then there have been a number of film versions, starting with an American (1914) and a Franco-German (1926) silent version. The 1935 Franco-German co-production ''Der Kurier des Zaren''[=/=]''Michel Strogoff'' starred the Austrian actor Adolf Wohlbrück, who soon afterwards emigrated to England and reprised the role of Michael Strogoff in ''The Soldier and the Lady'' (1936) under his new name Anton Walbrook. Other film productions starred Curd Jürgens (1956 and 1961), John Philip Law (1971), and Hardy Krüger jr. (1999). A Franco-German-Austrian [[Series/MichelStrogoff TV adaptation]] starring Raimund Harmstorf was produced in 1975.

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The novel was adapted for the stage by Jules Verne himself in 1880. Since then there have been a number of film versions, starting with an American (1914) and a Franco-German (1926) silent version. The 1935 Franco-German co-production ''Der Kurier des Zaren''[=/=]''Michel Strogoff'' starred the Austrian actor Adolf Wohlbrück, who soon afterwards emigrated to England and reprised the role of Michael Strogoff in ''The Soldier and the Lady'' (1936) under his new name Anton Walbrook. Other film productions starred Curd Jürgens Creator/CurdJurgens (1956 and 1961), John Philip Law (1971), and Hardy Krüger jr. (1999). A Franco-German-Austrian [[Series/MichelStrogoff TV adaptation]] starring Raimund Harmstorf was produced in 1975.


'''''Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar''''' (''Michel Strogoff'') is a book written by JulesVerne and published in 1876.

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'''''Michael ''Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar''''' Czar'' (''Michel Strogoff'') is a book written by JulesVerne Creator/JulesVerne and published in 1876.


* PenalColony: Siberia is used as this by ImperialRussia:

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* PenalColony: Siberia is used as this by ImperialRussia:UsefulNotes/ImperialRussia:


* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability: Michael Strogoff was not blinded by the Tartars, but keeps the pretence because Ivan Ogareff let him see the secret message he had been carrying - which means he can still complete his mission.]]

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* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability: Michael ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Michael Strogoff was not blinded by the Tartars, but keeps the pretence because Ivan Ogareff let him see the secret message he had been carrying - which means he can still complete his mission.]]


* {{Cossacks}}: The titular character is one.



* ImperialRussia



* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: [[spoiler:They spy for Feofar, led by Sangarre]].

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* CripplingTheCompetition: Micheel Strogoff is blinded by having his eyes exposed to a heated iron by his foes.


An [[Series/MichelStrogoff adaptation]] for French TV was produced in 1975.

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An The novel was adapted for the stage by Jules Verne himself in 1880. Since then there have been a number of film versions, starting with an American (1914) and a Franco-German (1926) silent version. The 1935 Franco-German co-production ''Der Kurier des Zaren''[=/=]''Michel Strogoff'' starred the Austrian actor Adolf Wohlbrück, who soon afterwards emigrated to England and reprised the role of Michael Strogoff in ''The Soldier and the Lady'' (1936) under his new name Anton Walbrook. Other film productions starred Curd Jürgens (1956 and 1961), John Philip Law (1971), and Hardy Krüger jr. (1999). A Franco-German-Austrian [[Series/MichelStrogoff TV adaptation]] for French TV starring Raimund Harmstorf was produced in 1975.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Blount quotes Literature/TheBible in the telegraph to keep the line for himself during a battle between Tartars and Russians. When his turn comes, Jolivet prefers song lyrics.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Blount quotes Literature/TheBible in the telegraph to keep the line for himself during a battle between Tartars Tatars and Russians. When his turn comes, Jolivet prefers song lyrics.



* GenreShift: For Verne. This book is not a science-fiction one, unlike the other books written by Verne.



* ValuesDissonance: The narrator links Ogareff's treason to the fact he's half-Asian.

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An [[Series/MichelStrogoff adaptation]] for French TV was produced in 1975.

Added DiffLines:

* ValuesDissonance: The narrator links Ogareff's treason to the fact he's half-Asian.


It tells the story of Michael Strogoff, a 30-year-old Siberian courier from Omsk, who has been mandated by Tzar Alexander III with travelling for five weeks in Siberia under the false identity of the merchant Nicholas Korpanoff and bringing a secret message to his brother, the Great-Duke, warning him Ivan Ogareff, transported in Siberia for sedition, who is helping the Tartars with taking Irkutsk and the remainder of Siberia and wants revenge against the Imperial family and thus projects to kill him.

''En route'', he meets Nadia Fedor, daughter of Basil Fedor, Livonian political exilee in Siberia, Harry Blount, reporter for the Daily Telegraph, and Alcide Jolivet, reporting for his "cousin Madeleine", and Marfa, his mother he's not allowed to even recognize.

He meets also Ogareff, who recognizes him and want to hit him with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knout knut]], quickly caught by Strogoff, [[ATasteOfTheLash who hits him with his whip instead]].

One day, during his travel, he is captured by Tartars..

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It tells The Tartars have risen in rebellion in far-East Russia and cut the story of telegraph lines; they are helped by Russian traitor Ivan Ogareff, who plans to take Irkutsk and kill the royal family in revenge. Without the telegraph the Tsar Alexander II has no other means to alert his brother the Great-Duke in Irkutsk, so he sends Michael Strogoff, a 30-year-old Siberian courier from Omsk, who has been mandated by Tzar Alexander III with travelling Omsk. Michael Strogoff will have to travel for five weeks in Siberia to Siberia, under the a false identity of the merchant Nicholas Korpanoff and bringing identity, to bring a secret message to his brother, the Great-Duke, warning him of Ivan Ogareff, transported in Siberia for sedition, who is helping the Tartars with taking Irkutsk and the remainder of Siberia and wants revenge against the Imperial family and thus projects to kill him.

Ogareff's treason.

''En route'', he meets Nadia Fedor, daughter of Basil Fedor, Livonian who is travelling east to join her father in political exilee exile in Siberia, Harry Blount, reporter for the Daily Telegraph, and Alcide Jolivet, reporting for his "cousin Madeleine", and Marfa, Madeleine". His travels bring him close to his mother Marfa, but he's not allowed to even recognize.

recognize her - nothing can detract him from his secret mission.

He meets also Ogareff, who recognizes him Ogareff in a coaching inn; the traitor doesn't recognize him, but steals his horse and want threatens to hit him with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knout knut]], quickly caught by Strogoff, [[ATasteOfTheLash who hits knut]]. Strogoff [[TheSoCalledCoward refuses a fight]] because it would slow him with his whip instead]].

One day, during his travel,
down. But he is captured by Tartars..
will later have an occasion to give Ivan Ogareff ATasteOfTheLash, fully aware of the consequences, which will be terrible...



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Jolivet quotes Literature/TheBible in the telegraph while keeping the Tartars at bay.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Jolivet Blount quotes Literature/TheBible in the telegraph while keeping to keep the line for himself during a battle between Tartars at bay.and Russians. When his turn comes, Jolivet prefers song lyrics.



* EyeScream: {{Subverted|Trope}}: [[spoiler:Michael Strogoff is subjected to this by the Tartars [[AndShowItToYou in front of his mother]] but keep his sight thanks to his tears protecting his eyes from the hot blade]].
* GenreShift: This book is not a science-fiction one, unlike the other books written by Verne.

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* EyeScream: {{Subverted|Trope}}: [[spoiler:Michael Strogoff is subjected to this by the Tartars [[AndShowItToYou [[ForcedToWatch in front of his mother]] but keep keeps his sight thanks to his tears protecting his eyes from the hot blade]].
* GenreShift: For Verne. This book is not a science-fiction one, unlike the other books written by Verne.



*** It would rather be "Hordes from the ''West''" from Irkutsh's point of view.

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*** It would rather be "Hordes from the ''West''" from Irkutsh's Irkutsk's point of view.



* IntrepidReporter: Harry Blount, reporter for the Daily Telegraph, and Alcide Jolivet, reporting for his "cousin Madeleine", traverse Siberia.

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* IntrepidReporter: Harry Blount, reporter for the Daily Telegraph, and Alcide Jolivet, reporting for his "cousin Madeleine", traverse Siberia.are both understated badasses.



** The Czar is certain no political exilee would [[LesCollaborateurs collaborate]] with [[HordesFromTheEast Tartars]], [[spoiler:and was right, given they volunteer in the HomeGuard defending irkutsk]].
* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Michael Strogoff eigned being effectively blinded by the Tartars until he proved able to read the letter confiec to him]].

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** The Czar is certain no political exilee exile would [[LesCollaborateurs collaborate]] with [[HordesFromTheEast Tartars]], [[spoiler:and was right, given they volunteer in the HomeGuard defending irkutsk]].
Irkutsk]].
* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Michael [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability: Michael Strogoff eigned being effectively was not blinded by the Tartars until he proved able to read Tartars, but keeps the letter confiec to him]].pretence because Ivan Ogareff let him see the secret message he had been carrying - which means he can still complete his mission.]]



* PlaceWorseThanDeath: {{Averted|Trope}}: Siberia is showed as liveable.

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* PlaceWorseThanDeath: {{Averted|Trope}}: Siberia is showed as harsh, liveable.



* ATasteOfTheLash: [[spoiler:Ogareff wants to hit the hero with his knut [[HoistByHisOwnPetard but receives the blows himself instead]]]].
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: [[spoiler:They spy for Feofar, diredted by Sangarre]].
* ValuesDissonance: The narrator links Ogareff's treason to the fact he's half-Asian.
* {{Whatevermancy}}: [[spoiler:Feofar Khan's chaplin used a Literature/{{Koran}} to search, by bibliomancy or ''tal'', which punishment should befall on Strogoff]]:

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* ATasteOfTheLash: [[spoiler:Ogareff wants to hit the hero Marfa, Michael's mother, with his knut [[HoistByHisOwnPetard but receives the blows himself Michael catches his hand and knuts him instead]]]].
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: [[spoiler:They spy for Feofar, diredted led by Sangarre]].
* ValuesDissonance: The narrator links Ogareff's treason to the fact he's half-Asian.
* {{Whatevermancy}}: [[spoiler:Feofar Khan's chaplin chaplain used a Literature/{{Koran}} to search, by bibliomancy or ''tal'', which punishment should befall on Strogoff]]:


It tells the story of Michael Strogoff, a 30-year-old Siberian courier from Omsk, who has been mandated by Tzar Alexandre III with travelling for five weeks in Siberia under the false identity of the merchant Nicholas Korpanoff and bringing a secret message to his brother, the Great-Duke, warning him Ivan Ogareff, transported in Siberia for sedition, who is helping the Tartars with taking Irkutsk and the remainder of Siberia and wants revenge against the Imperial family and thus projects to kill him.

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It tells the story of Michael Strogoff, a 30-year-old Siberian courier from Omsk, who has been mandated by Tzar Alexandre Alexander III with travelling for five weeks in Siberia under the false identity of the merchant Nicholas Korpanoff and bringing a secret message to his brother, the Great-Duke, warning him Ivan Ogareff, transported in Siberia for sedition, who is helping the Tartars with taking Irkutsk and the remainder of Siberia and wants revenge against the Imperial family and thus projects to kill him.



* HappilyEverAfter:[[spoiler:Strogoff marries Nadia]].

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* HappilyEverAfter:[[spoiler:Strogoff HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:Strogoff marries Nadia]].



** The Csar is certain no political exilee would [[LesCollaborateurs collaborate]] with [[HordesFromTheEast Tartars]], [[spoiler:and was right, given they volunteer in the HomeGuard defending irkutsk]].

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** The Csar Czar is certain no political exilee would [[LesCollaborateurs collaborate]] with [[HordesFromTheEast Tartars]], [[spoiler:and was right, given they volunteer in the HomeGuard defending irkutsk]].



* {{Whatevermancy}}: [[spoiler:Feofar Khan's chaplin used a Literature/{{Koran}} to serarch, by bibliomancy or ''tal'', which punishment should befall on Strogoff]]:

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* {{Whatevermancy}}: [[spoiler:Feofar Khan's chaplin used a Literature/{{Koran}} to serarch, search, by bibliomancy or ''tal'', which punishment should befall on Strogoff]]:



** There's entire Mughal hordes]] wanting to invade Russia, led by Feofar Khan.

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** There's entire Mughal hordes]] hordes wanting to invade Russia, led by Feofar Khan.


* AsTheGoodBookSays: Jolivet quotes TheBible in the telegraph while keeping the Tartars at bay.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Jolivet quotes TheBible Literature/TheBible in the telegraph while keeping the Tartars at bay.





* EyeScream: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: [[spoiler:Michael Strogoff is subjected to this by the Tartars [[AndShowItToYou in front of his mother]] but keep his sight thanks to his tears protecting his eyes from the hot blade]].

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* EyeScream: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: {{Subverted|Trope}}: [[spoiler:Michael Strogoff is subjected to this by the Tartars [[AndShowItToYou in front of his mother]] but keep his sight thanks to his tears protecting his eyes from the hot blade]].



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