Fb2 The sea and the jungle ePub
by H. M Tomlinson
|Author:||H. M Tomlinson|
|Publisher:||Imprint Society (1971)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1799 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1927 kb|
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Though Tomlinson attempted accuracy when describing most of what he saw, he was whimsical at times as well, such .
Though Tomlinson attempted accuracy when describing most of what he saw, he was whimsical at times as well, such as when he is describing anacondas, . .that fellow is forty feet long in his legend, but spoils a good story through reducing himself by half when he is actually killed. Still, twenty feet of stout snake is enough for trouble. If you can handle long sentences, he is a wonderful writer. I will never forget the passage about the shrunken head!
Originally published in 1912, Tomlinson's travelogue was hailed decades later as "one of the few level-headed works in the literature of this region" by naturalist Peter Matthiessen, who pronounced it "accurate and difficult to improve upon.
Three years later, Tomlinson published a book about his adventures. This book made him famous. The Sea and the Jungle," wrote David McCord, "is an invitation to a new experience. It is more than that: an invitation to a new attitude toward life. Sadness perhaps, but no harshness; concern, but no diminution of spirit; doubt, but no hauling down the ensign. The right good book,' says Mr. Tomlinson, 'is always a book of travel: it is about a life's journey.
Three years later, Tomlinson published a book about his adventures, and the book made him famous. The Sea and the Jungle, wrote David McCord, is an invitation to a new experience. The right good book,’ says Mr. Tomlinson, ‘is always a book of travel: it is about a life’s journey.
Henry Major Tomlinson (21 June 1873 – 5 February 1958) was a British writer and journalist. He was known for anti-war and travel writing, novels and short stories, especially of life at sea. He was born and died in London
Henry Major Tomlinson (21 June 1873 – 5 February 1958) was a British writer and journalist. He was born and died in London. Tomlinson was brought up in Poplar, London.
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In the Preface (1989) to Tomlinson's The Sea and the Jungle (1912), Evan S. Connell wrote . Never having heard of . Tomlinson, and never having read a travel book, it was Time Life's meager introduction which compelled me to purchase this volume for 75 cents. Connell wrote: According to the redoubtable traveler and storyteller Mr. Somerset Maugham, during the early part of the nineteenth century there were fewer amusements than there now are, one result being that readers did not mind if their fiction moved at a deliberate pace; they would accept with no reluctance "a dilatory exposition and a sauntering digressiveness.
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Tomlinson, H. M. (Henry Major), 1873-1958. Originally published: New York : . Original book is like this. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control).