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by Charles Cotton,John Buxton,Izaak Walton

Category: Classics
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Charles Cotton,John Buxton,Izaak Walton
ISBN: 0192837869
ISBN13: 978-0192837868
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (November 2000)
Pages: 414
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The Compleat Angler belongs to a very old form of writing called Menippean satire that includes works as. .

The Compleat Angler belongs to a very old form of writing called Menippean satire that includes works as varied as Francois Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel, Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, Jonathon Swift's Gulliver's Travels, and Lewis Carroll's Alice books.

Izaak Walton (1593-1683) was born in Stafford In The Compleat Angler he expressed his political and religious allegiances while exploring humanity's relationship.

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 exploring humanity's relationship to the natural world. He is buried in Winchester Cathedral, where he is commemorated by a stained-glass window in the Fishermen's Chapel.

The book is both a manual of instruction and a vision of society in harmony . Izaak Walton (1593-1683) was born in Stafford.

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.

Similar books to The Compleat Angler (Oxford World's Classics). She subsequently earned degrees at Queen's University and Oxford.

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Items related to The Compleat Angler (Oxford World's Classics). Izaak Walton; Charles Cotton The Compleat Angler (Oxford World's Classics). ISBN 13: 9780192837868. The Compleat Angler (Oxford World's Classics). Izaak Walton; Charles Cotton. The greatest classic of angling literature and a unique celebration of the English countryside, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler was originally published in 1653 and first appeared with Charles Cotton's continuation in 1676. No book, apart from the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, has been more often reprinted.

The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man’s Recreation, being a.While The Compleat Angler was regarded mainly as a text-book for practical anglers.

The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man’s Recreation, being a discourse of Fish and Fishing, not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers, of 18 pence price. The relation between Walton and Cotton is a charming incongruity to contemplate, and one stands by their little fishing-house in Dovedale as before an altar of friendship. While The Compleat Angler was regarded mainly as a text-book for practical anglers, one can understand its publisher wishing to make it as complete as possible by the addition of such technical appendices; but now, when it has so long been elevated above such literary drudgery, there is no further need for their perpetuation.

The greatest classic of angling literature and a unique celebration of the English countryside, Izaak Walton's IThe Compleat AnglerR was originally published in 1653 and first appeared with Charles Cotton's continuation in 1676

The greatest classic of angling literature and a unique celebration of the English countryside, Izaak Walton's IThe Compleat AnglerR was originally published in 1653 and first appeared with Charles Cotton's continuation in 1676.

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Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, John Buxton. The greatest classic of angling literature and a unique celebration of the English countryside, Izaak Walton's IThe Compleat AnglerR was originally published in 1653 and first appeared with Charles Cotton's continuation in 1676. As a treatise on the art of fishing it has never wholly been superseded. For its advice on the catching and cooking of fish, the rules for baits, and the making of artificial flies, it remains a valuable and engrossing guide.

The greatest classic of angling literature and a unique celebration of the English countryside, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler was originally published in 1653 and first appeared with Charles Cotton's continuation in 1676. No book, apart from the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, has been more often reprinted. As a treatise on the art of fishing it has never wholly been superseded. For its advice on the catching and cooking of fish, the rules for baits, and the making of artificial flies, it remains a valuable and engrossing guide. As a graceful and affectionate portrait of rural England its charm is irresistible and in Walton and Cotton we could not wish for more congenial companions. This illustrated edition, with an Introduction by the novelist John Buchan, has been expanded andrevised by John Buxton.
Comments to eBook The Compleat Angler (Oxford World's Classics)
Brannylv
Being an avid angler, and having heard of this book in passing before, I downloaded this free copy. Though this book is very old, there are timeless nuggets of wisdom that make this an invaluable read to the thoughtful fisherman. First, the reason I gave it four stars out of five is because there are several portions of the book that focused more on fishing tactics, which to me seemed dated and obsolete (plus it was in England, so there were different fish species). However when the discussion turned towards the joys of fishing and how it benefits the soul this book shined. Along with sharing poetry, the book discussed how fishing has emotional and even spiritual benefits (something I fully believe). Though the language is a bit archaic it still is easy to read for the most part, so give this book a read before you go out fishing next time!
Steel balls
2 Stars for the poor quality of the product. Purchased as a gift, poorly printed on low quality material. If I had seen this in store, I would not have purchased it for $5, let alone almost $20. Unfortunately needed to return it.
Ielonere
If there was a lower number of stars then one they would get it! The book has a good 2+ inches of space around the text! And was so small for The book looked like someone photo copied it and put it in a nice cover!
Mojind
This classic work that is ostensibly about fishing is really a wonderful philosophical and humanistic commentary. Written with grace and verbal sophistication it nonetheless comes off as a homey and loving view of the gift of just being alive. The work is mentioned in a film of Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice" with great affection by Elizabeth's uncle in conversation with the now very pleasant Darcy. What fun to read the original. "Are you a complete fisherman?" "Ah, Mr. Walton's book is my bible."
Ceck
An absolute classic! How could anyone give less than 5 stars? Over 300 years after it was written, it still has some of the best observations ever made about why we fish. The humble spirit and unwavering faith behind the writing, however, is what really makes it superb.
Fenrinos
What is there to say about this wonderful book that has delighted readers for centuries? If you like fishing, you should like this book. If you like charming stories of a time when the world was still clean and pure, you should like this book. If you like both, you should love this book. But be warned: it contains evidence that Izaak Walton may have plagiarized the story from an earlier and very rare treatise on the pleasures of fishing and the rural life. Horrors! Could it be? Well...possibly. You should read the book to explore this mystery. Highly recommended.
Mitynarit
Although this book was originally published in the 1600's it still relevant today. It combines all the information you need to catch and cook fish. It is very entertaining and worth the read
Three hundred fifty years ago Izaak Walton wrote of the curious blend of inner peace and giddy excitement which the amateur naturalist finds at streamside. He invites us to stroll with him through the countryside, discussing the mythology, superstition, and the science of England's aquatic fauna. It is an unrushed journey, though we often arise at sunrise, and the author introduces us to many of the local inhabitants. Indeed, if our fishing is successful, we might exchange our catch for the song of a pretty milkmaid. The Compleat Angler is a brief book, and Walton's intent is to hook the reader, and encourage him to try fishing for himself: "I do not undertake to say all that is known...but I undertake to acquaint the Reader with many things that are not usually known to every Angler; and I shall leave gleanings and observations enough to be made out of the experience that all that love and practise this recreation, to which I shall encourage them." Interestingly, Walton starts off on the defensive, since the fisherman's passion was even then caricatured. By the end the reader has joined the "Brotherhood of the Angle," making artificial flies and enjoying the poetry of fishing: "The jealous Trout, that low did lie, Rose at a well-dissembled fly." To the modern ear Walton's literal belief in naturalists' old wives tales may seem humorously anachronistic, and it comprises a remarkably large part of his affection for his subject. We are also frequently reminded of the book's timeline with comments such as "...the Royal Society have found and published lately that there be thirty and three kinds of Spiders," while we now know that there are thirty thousand species of Arachnids. And the Brotherhood of the Angle is a genuine fraternity to Walton, "...I love all Anglers, they be such honest, civil, quiet men." The prospective reader must also be disabused of the misconception that Walton was a purist for artificial lures; he strongly recommends worms, minnows, and live flies. In Walton's watery world there is no dry humor, only fresh. Following his description of the twelve most effective artificial flies he says, "Thus you have a jury of flies likely to betray and condem all the Trouts in the river." And here he compares the beautiful coloration of a living trout to...well, you'll see: "Their bodies [are] adorned with such red spots, and...with black or blackish spots, as give them such an addition of natural beauty as, I think, was never given to any woman by the artificial paint or patches in which they so much pride themselves in this age." At the risk of taking some of the surprise out of the book, I here present a sample of Walton's fishing secrets: "Take the stinking oil drawn out of Polypody of the oak by a retort, mixed with turpentine and hive-honey, and anoint your bait therewith, and it will doubtless draw the fish to it." I would guess that Walton wasn't much of a cook, however, and I do not recommend his recipe for eel (partially skinning it, packing the viceral cavity with nutmeg and anchovy, cutting off the head, slipping the skin back over the body, and sewing it together where the head formerly was, then barbecuing it on skewers). Walton's affection for fish and fishing extends beyond the aquatic nobility of trout and salmon, to the often ignored commoners: gudgeons, sprats, bleaks, herns, tench, roach, umber, loach, and sticklebag. And as for the importance of fishing in Walton's world: "I envy not him that eats better meat than I do, nor him that is richer, or that wears better clothes than I do; I envy nobody but him, and him only, that catches more fish than I do."
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