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Michael Strogoff, The Courier of the Czar: Topics in Chronicling America

In 1876, Jules Verne's novel Michael Strogoff was published and later resurfaced in newspapers and adaptations. This guide provides access to materials related to the "Michael Strogoff" in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.


Scene from the stage play of Michael Strogoff, the Courier of the Czar. December 4, 1914. Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, OR), Image 6. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

Another adventurous novel by Jules Verne, Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar followed the thrilling story of Michael Strogoff as he travels through Tartar-invaded Siberia. Following its popularity, the book was republished in newspapers, expanded into a play and even had a movie adaptation. Read more about it!

The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.

The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.


1876 The novel, Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar is published.
June 12, 1902 The “Michael Strogoff” play is shown at the Chewing Gum Matinee.
July 30, 1902 The Paducah Sun newspaper begins republishing the novel in its entirety as part of a series.
1914 “Michael Strogoff” is adapted into movie.