- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A small university press that holds the publishing rights to a historical novel on mountain man Hugh Glass is seeing a spike in sales thanks to the success of the film “The Revenant.”

Staff members at the University of Nebraska Press say physical copies of Frederick Manfred’s “Lord Grizzly” have surged nearly eightfold in the last few months and that e-book editions have similarly fared well.

Manfred’s 1954 novel tells the story of Glass, who was mauled by a bear in northern South Dakota and survived. The story of Glass is now the basis for the Hollywood hit “The Revenant,” which features Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

“The Revenant” is based on a 2002 novel of the same name. The film has received 12 Academy Award nominations.

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