Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a 19th century French author, remembered as a master of the short story ... His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and ...
One of humanity's oldest activities, fishing has a deep historical and cultural significance. Whether as a professional activity or as a holiday fun, fishing has been the subject of several pieces of literature. In this book, the critic August Nemo selected seven stories about fishing for your amusement. This book contains: - Two Friends by Guy de Maupassant. - A Daughter Of Albion by Anton Chekhov. - On Dry Cow Fishing as a Fine Art by Rudyard Kipling. - The Angler by Washington Irving. - Fisherman's Luck by Henry van Dyke. - The Fisherman of Pass Christian by Alice Dunbar-Nelson. - The Fish by Anton Chekhov.
Fishing for Laughs A Great Catch of Funny Fishing Tales
Release on 2013-04-16 | by Various Authors
Most of these featured a Highland setting; the best is generally considered to be The New Road (1914), set in 1733. Munro is arguably bestremembered in contemporary times, however, for his humours short stories, originally written under ...
It's a widely accepted fact that fishermen love to spin a yarn. Indeed, fishing and its lifestyle have spawned some of the greatest works of fiction in all of the Western literary canon. Here are collected thirteen humorous short stories, from the pen of authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Lord Edward Dunsany and Jerome K. Jerome.
More Book Lust
Release on 2009-09-29 | by Nancy Pearl
I would add, “And so are the books about the sport.” In fact, the best reason to take up fishing (in my view) is that you will have a perfect excuse to read all the great fishing literature, beginning with Izaak Walton's little ...
The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.
1001 Fishing Tips
Release on 2010-07-01 | by Lamar Underwood
You'll find it in any of the Hemingway short story collections at your library. ... get a copy of Hemingway on Fishing, a collection of some of his best fishing stories, including “Big Two-Hearted River,” published by the Lyons Press.
Ten percent of all anglers catch 90 percent of the fish taken. It’s really true, and shows that as much as it is enjoyable, fishing can be frustrating when it comes to results. 1001 Fishing Tips is the book that will help any angler crack into fishing’s elite successful 10 percent, the group that catches more fish and has more fun every time they get out fishing. Revealed here in quick-read, info-laden nuggets of angling wisdom are the secrets and techniques that make the difference between success and failure. Fishing isn’t just luck: it’s know-how and timing, presenting the right bait and lure at the right places at the right time. Coverage focuses on the most popular freshwater game fish—including trout, bass, crappie, bluegills, walleye, catfish, salmon and pike—and saltwater favorites such as striped bass, bluefish, flounder, redfish, weakfish and sea trout. The techniques presented are for rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, estuaries and inlets, bays, beaches, and off-shore hotspots. More fish, bigger fish, more fun—1001 Fishing Tips makes it happen.
Hemingway on Fishing
Release on 2014-05-22 | by Ernest Hemingway
I havebegun withthe most successfulof Hemingway's stories centered on fishing, “Big Two-Hearted River,” because it contains within it all of the elements of his love for fishing and the best of his prose.
From childhood on, Ernest Hemingway was a passionate fisherman. He fished the lakes and creeks near the family’s summer home at Walloon Lake, Michigan, and his first stories and pieces of journalism were often about his favorite sport. Here, collected for the first time in one volume, are all of his great writings about the many kinds of fishing he did—from angling for trout in the rivers of northern Michigan to fishing for marlin in the Gulf Stream. In A Moveable Feast, Hemingway speaks of sitting in a café in Paris and writing about what he knew best—and when it came time to stop, he “did not want to leave the river.” The story was the unforgettable classic “Big Two-Hearted River,” and from its first words we do not want to leave the river either. He also wrote articles for The Toronto Star on fishing in Canada and Europe and, later, articles for Esquire about his growing passion for big-game fishing. Two of his last books, The Old Man and the Sea and Islands in the Stream, celebrate his vast knowledge of the ocean and his affection for its great denizens. Hemingway on Fishing is an encompassing, diverse, and fascinating assemblage. From the early Nick Adams stories and the memorable chapters on fishing the Irati River in The Sun Also Rises to such late novels as Islands in the Stream, this collection traces the evolution of a great writer’s passion, the range of his interests, and the sure use he made of fishing, transforming it into the stuff of great literature. Anglers and lovers of great writing alike will welcome this important collection.
Hunting s Best Short Stories
Release on 2000 | by Paul D. Staudohar
INTRODUCTION This collection of hunting stories has a companion volume called Fishing's Best Short Stories . They are the fifth and sixth in a series of collected sports fiction from the same editor and publisher .
Ranging from classic short stories by Guy de Maupassant and Ernest Hemingway to David Quammen's "Walking Out," an anthology of twenty-three masterful works of short fiction about hunting features contributions from T. Corahessan Boyle, David Guterson, Wallace Stegner, Annie Proulx, Richard Ford, and other notable authors.
The Kid Looks Back Short Stories Tall Tales
Release on 2011-07-12 | by Ritchie R. Moorhead
In the springI have the tackle ready a good month ahead of time. My boat is checked several times before it is actually used. I would not say that the draw of fishing plays with my mind but perhaps that is an honest evaluation.
The Kid Looks Back is a collection of sixty-eight stories that cover a wide range of topics. I hope that his book will be a gentle hiding place where you can go to get away from something, return to something or go where you have never been. Some of these stories are true. Others are factually true, although bit embellished. Others are outright fabrications. Most look back to a kinder, mellower time. Digging for worms, swimming in a pond, using an outhouse or wading in a river may bring gross evaluations from our urbanized cousins. I hope that this book introduces them to life – with a smile. Most of the stories have a message. Many are simply humorous. Entertainment is the motive. Carefree is the mood. Try to find yourself within these pages. May the beak of reality crack your comfort shell. Start anywhere. Finish anytime. Enjoy!
Best Humorous Short Stories
Release on 2022-04-29 | by Коллектив авторов
You can tell him by his good clothes. Popley, in the bank, wears his banking suit. When he goes fishing he wears his fishing suit. It is much the better of the two, because his banking suit has ink marks on it, and his fishing suit has ...
В этом издании неадаптированные рассказы О. Генри, Марка Твена, Стивена Ликока, А. Конан Дойля, Саки и Брета Гарта смогут прочитать даже те, кто пока не очень хорошо знает английский. К каждой странице текста дается словарь самых нужных слов и краткие грамматические комментарии. С их помощью читатели легко уследят за сюжетом и сами не заметят, как освоят немало новых слов и устойчивых выражений, научатся увереннее употреблять грамматические конструкции и без проблем доберутся до развязки.Книга предназначена для тех, кто изучает английский язык на продолжающем уровне и стремится к его совершенствованию.
The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain
Release on 2007-12-18 | by Mark Twain
Once he stole the teacher's penknife, and when he was afraid it would be found out, and he would get whipped, he slipped it into George Wilson's cap—poor Widow Wilson's son, the moral boy, the good little boy of the village, ...
This unique collection of Twain’s essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the author’s vast imagination. Featuring popular tales such as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” and “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” as well as some delightful excerpts from The Diaries of Adam and Eve, this compilation also includes darker works written in the author’s twilight years. These selections illuminate the depth of Twain’s artistry, humor, irony, and narrative genius.
Haunted by Waters
Release on 1998 | by Mark Browning
suggests that “fishing stories were the alpha and omega of his career. ... The story “The Best Rainbow Trout Fishing” first appeared on August 28, 1920, when Hemingway was only twenty-one, in the Toronto Star Weekly, where it might ...
Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by the author as he constructs his own narrative and tries to answer these questions for himself. But it is also a thorough examination of the answers he uncovers in the course of reading what's been written on the subject. As his own story unfolds, Mark Browning analyzes angling literature from the Bible to Norman Maclean, always bringing his inquiry back to the same source: the enigma of this sport. Haunted by Waters is an exploration of the apparent compulsion of those who fish not only to read about the sport, but to write about it as well. Mark Browning's personal account as a fly fisherman and his perspective as a critic make him uniquely qualified to navigate these waters.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The quirky, strange and utterly sagacious meditations of David Caradine written during the making of Quentin Tarantino's contemporary classic in which Carradine played the lead role. When Carradine landed the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's new film, Kill Bill, it catapulted him into the Hollywood limelight. This journal captures his
The third book in the page-turning SPELLSLINGER fantasy series. Kellen, Reichis and Ferius are on their way to Gitabria, a city where amazing inventions are dreamed up and sold across the land of the Seven Sands. But when the three of them stumble across a tiny mechanical bird, magically brought