The Ascent of Rum Doodle

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

by W.E. Bowman, Terry Wale
     
 

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First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a peak in the Himalayas, many thought it was inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi

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First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a peak in the Himalayas, many thought it was inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book’s central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.

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Wonderful . . . does for mountaineering what Three Men in a Boat did for Thames-going or Catch-22 did for the Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753115565
Publisher:
ISIS Large Print Books
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Isis Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 4 CDs, 4 hrs. 15 mins.
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

W.E. Bowman (1912–1985) was a civil engineer who spent his free time hill-walking, painting and writing (unpublished) books on the Theory of Relativity.

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