The Compleat Angler (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Compleat Angler (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Izaak Walton
     
 

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Subtitled “A Contemplative Man’s Recreation.” In 1653 Izaak Walton first published this compendium of information, anecdotes, lore, song, quotations, and verse about fishing. Walton was then aided by his friend Charles Cotton in coming out with new editions over the next 25 years. Of course, this classic literary work includes plenty of tips

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Subtitled “A Contemplative Man’s Recreation.” In 1653 Izaak Walton first published this compendium of information, anecdotes, lore, song, quotations, and verse about fishing. Walton was then aided by his friend Charles Cotton in coming out with new editions over the next 25 years. Of course, this classic literary work includes plenty of tips on fishing, bait, lines, flies, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411451520
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
414
Sales rank:
1,035,641
File size:
827 KB

Meet the Author

Izaak Walton (1593-1683) was an ironmonger and writer who spent forty years of his life perfecting the art of fishing. He also authored short biographies published as Walton’s Lives.

 

Charles Cotton (1630-1687) translated Michel de Montaigne’s essays from the French.  He wrote poetry as well as the book The Compleat Gamester—a collection of rules for dice, cards, and other games.

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The Compleat Angler (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JoePiscator More than 1 year ago
"The Compleat Angler" by Izaak Walton, published in 1652, is the book of books of the sport of Fly fishing. This is truly the holy grail of the sport of sports. Anyone who wants to better understand the art and sport of Fly Fishing, whether they fly fish or not, should read this book. No outdoor life library would be complete without it. It's a literary masterpiece. Walton artistically describes through allegory, why men and women fly fish. It explains why one would spend thousands of dollars on equipment, travel thousands of miles, and stand in a river for several days just to catch a few fish, and then release them unharmed.
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