The Complete Angler: A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton

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Harper Collins, 16 нояб. 2010 г. - Всего страниц: 336

James Prosek has been called "the Audubon of the fishing world" by the New York Times. A passionate fisherman and talented artist from a young age, he published two illustrated books on fish and fishing while still an undergraduate at Yale. After winning a traveling fellowship to follow in the footsteps of Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler became his obsession. He was fascinated by Walton, a humble man who won the friendship of kings, and he was intrigued by the book's philosophies concerning the timelessness and immortality that could be achieved by fishing. Although Walton was sixty when The Compleat Angler was published and Prosek only twenty when he set off to visit England, they each had traits in common: a love of fishing and an extraordinary ability to make friends.

This is the story of a young man's pilgrimage through England, fishing the waters that are now privately held. Along with wonderful stories about good times, great fishing, and fine eating, this trip becomes an exploration of Waltonian ideals: how to live with humor, wisdom, contentment, and simplicity.

The original watercolors complementing the text are wonderful. Like Walton's book, The Complete Angler is not about fishing but about life. Or rather, it is about fishing—but fishing is life.

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Prologue
vii
Casting Lines 1
xii
A Connecticut Yankee in England
21
Fishing and Friendship
49
The Life of Izaak Walton and an Adventure
77
Holy to Fishermen
131
Good Company Makes the Way Seem Short
149
The Trout in Our River Are Larger
191
Fresh Sheets That Smell of Lavender
231
Fishing with Rheingold
283
Mind the Butterfly
299
I Wanted to Edit
311
Epilogue
320
Acknowledgments
321
Recommended Reading
322
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James Prosek is a writer and artist. Dubbed “the Audubon of the fishing world” by the New York Times, his books include Trout, The Complete Angler, and Fly-Fishing the 41st. He lives in Easton, Connecticut.

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