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Savrola

Winston Churchill

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Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania is the only major fictional work of Sir Winston S. Churchill. The story describes events in the capital of Laurania, a fictional European state, as unrest against the dictatorial government of president Antonia Molara turns to violent revolution. - Summary by Wikipedia

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The cooling process would continue; the perfect developement of life would end in death; the whole solar system, the whole universe itself, would one day be cold and lifeless as a burned-out firework.

It was a mournful conclusion. He locked up the observatory and descended the stairs, hoping that his dreams would contradict his thoughts.




CHAPTER IV. THE DEPUTATION.

It was the President's custom to rise early, but before doing so he invariably received the newspapers and read such remarks as dealt with the policy of the Government or criticised its actions. This morning his literature was exceptionally plentiful. All the papers had leading articles on the restriction of the franchise and the great riot which had followed its announcement. He first opened THE HOUR, the organ of orthodox mediocrity, which usually cautiously supported the Government in consideration of occasional pieces of . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Churchill's only noval. Not his best work.

Churchill's first book and only novel. The protagonist, as well as the author, masters rhetoric to save a nation.

A Promising Work by a Young Man

This classical romantic tale tells the story of a revolution against a despotism in a fictional Mediterranean country. The author’s youth shows in places as the primary character, the eponymous Savrola, conducts long conversations with his lady love. Still, it moves...more

Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania (1899)is the first and only novel written by Winston Churchill, who penned so much else during his life which earned him a Nobel Prize. Written when a relatively young man – he was barely into his twenties when he started into it – it is nonetheless a...more

ENGLISH: A novel in the tradition of "The Prisoner of Zenda", taking place in an imaginary European country, where a revolution takes place against a tyrannic dictator. The characters are stock puppets, but the fight scenes are impressive. They reminded me of the barricade scenes in "Les Misérabl...more

Well, the nobelprize in literature, hardly because of his stilistic abilities.