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The Compleat Angler : World's Classics - Izaak Walton

The Compleat Angler

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 15th February 2016
ISBN: 9780198745464
Number Of Pages: 336

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'I envy no body but him, and him only, that catches more fish than I do.'

A unique celebration of the English countryside and the most famous book on angling ever published, Walton'sCompleat Angler first appeared in 1653. In 1676, at Walton's invitation, his friend Charles Cotton contributed his pioneering exploration of fly-fishing. The book is both a manual of instruction and a vision of society in harmony with nature. It guides the novice fisherman on how to catch and cook a variety of fish, on how to select and prepare the best bait and make artificial flies, and on the habits of freshwater fish. It also promotes angling as a communal activity in which the bonds of friendship are forged through shared experience of the natural world.

Anecdotes, poetry, music, and song intersperse the rural descriptions, which promote conservation as well as sport. This new edition highlights the book's continuing relevance to our relationship with the environment, and explores the turbulent history from which it came.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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`'infused throughout with good fun and good sense'' Simon Redfern, The Independent `'a fascinating snapshot of 17th-century England...far more of a page turner than I ever dared hope'' Trout Fisherman `'splendid introduction'' Land and Business

Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography A Chronology of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton Maps THE COMPLEAT ANGLER, PART I, by Izaak Walton THE COMPLEAT ANGLER, Part II, by Charles Cotton Explanatory Notes Glossary of Angling Terms

ISBN: 9780198745464
ISBN-10: 019874546X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 15th February 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 14.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.24

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