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DetailsCaptain Corcoran is a French sailor who has roamed the world, knows several languages including Sanskrit and Hindustani and has a pet tigress named Louison. Now he is off in search of a sacred manuscript, believed to be hidden in central India.He arrives in the midst of the 1857 Uprising and so begins the adventure of his life, as he and his tigress join hands with a Maratha prince and his beautiful daughter Sita, to fight and outwit the British.This fast-moving adventure story with dramatic twists and turns combines edge-of-seat suspense with laugh-out-loud humour.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alfred Assollant was born in 1827. He was a teacher, journalist, writer and outspoken opponent of Napoleon III. He wrote more than thirty books over thirty years, including historical fiction, collected essays and a treatise on the rights of women, but only The Marvellous (But Authentic) Adventures of Captain Corcoran, published in 1867, was a success. In the 1870s, his wife, son and daughter died in quick succession and Assollant found himself poverty-stricken. In 1886 he also died, all but forgotten despite the continuing success of Corcoran, in a paupers’ hospital in Paris. ~Sam Miller was born and brought up in London, but has spent much of his adult life in India. He is a former BBC journalist and author of Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity and A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes.
SKU Code PRK B 2648 Weight in Kg 0.2000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788193237267 Author Name Alfred Assollant ; Translated by Sam Miller Publisher Name HACHETTE