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The Compleat Angler

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Description for The Compleat Angler Paperback. The Compleat Angler is the most famous work in the literature of sport and a unique celebration of the English countryside. This new edition highlights its celebration of natural history, the environment, conservation, and the power of friendship. Editor(s): Swann, Marjorie. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 336 pages, 10 black and white, 4 maps. BIC Classification: 3JD; HBTB; RNK; WSXF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 19. Weight in Grams: 234.
'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's Compleat 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 ... Read more

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About Walton, Izaak, Cotton, Charles
Izaak Walton (1593-1683) was born in Stafford. He was a biographer of the poet John Donne, and wrote lives of other notable Anglicans, including George Herbert and Richard Hooker. He was a Royalist, and during the Civil War participated in a royalist conspiracy after the battle of Worcester. In The Compleat Angler he expressed his political and religious allegiances while ... Read more

Reviews for The Compleat Angler
'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

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