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Published: 01 April 2014

328 Pages | 10 black and white, 4 maps

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199650743

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The Compleat Angler

Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton
Edited by Marjorie Swann

  • A new edition of the great classic of angling literature that celebrates its unique appeal as fishing manual, portrait of the natural world, and environmental champion.
  • The first edition to place The Compleat Angler in the context of ecocriticism and to highlight its focus on social relationships and the promotion of links between the human and natural worlds.
  • Based on the authoritative 1676 text, including both the final edition of Walton's Angler published during the author's lifetime, and Charles Cotton's pioneering fly-fishing treatise, first published as Part II of the 1676 edition of The Compleat Angler.
  • Notes include unprecedented detail about the natural history, angling techniques, and social context of Walton's and Cotton's works.
  • Includes illustrations and four maps showing the locations visited by Walton's and Cotton's characters.
  • Glossary of angling terms.

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