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I hold the novel "Condemned as a Nihilist" as one of Mr. Henty's better works. It is an interesting story that centers around a British lad studying aboard in Russia about the time the communist revolution. The lad gets tangled up with the wrong crowd and is condemned to hard labor in a camp in Siberia. Of course the lad escapes, which is classic Henty. His adventures are fun to read as he traipses across the historical tapestry of the times.
I am quite fond of this book for another reason. In 2004 several hurricanes struck the Southeastern United States. It was about this time that heating oil prices leaped beyond what I could afford as I worked to support my family. I was concerned I wouldn't be able to heat our home, but read this novel that summer and another Henty novel, "Through Russian Snows". The stories inspired me that if people could "live like that" through a harsh winter and survive then we could too. Needless to say my living conditions are quite modern, but I promise you that it was the coldest winter I have been through due to a lack of heating oil. It was a blessing in disguise though having to think outside the box. We felt like liberated consumers, freed from the shackles of the oil companies, as the money we normally would have spent on heating oil was utilized elsewhere.
Hope you enjoy. I have. Read it twice.