The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic
  • The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic
  • The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic

The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic

by Edward Beauclerk Maurice
     
 

At sixteen, Edward Beauclerk Maurice impulsively signed up with the Hudson's Bay Company—the company of Gentleman Adventurers—and ended up at an isolated trading post in the Canadian Arctic, where there was no communication with the outside world and only one ship arrived each year. But he was not alone. The Inuit people who traded there taught him how to

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Overview

At sixteen, Edward Beauclerk Maurice impulsively signed up with the Hudson's Bay Company—the company of Gentleman Adventurers—and ended up at an isolated trading post in the Canadian Arctic, where there was no communication with the outside world and only one ship arrived each year. But he was not alone. The Inuit people who traded there taught him how to track polar bears, build igloos, and survive ferocious winter storms. He learned their language and became completely immersed in their culture, earning the name Issumatak, meaning “he who thinks.”

In The Last Gentleman Adventurer, Edward Beauclerk Maurice relates his story of coming of age in the Arctic and transports the reader to a time and a way of life now lost forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618773589
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Edition description:
None
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,389,809
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Lawrence Millman ix

Part One THE BOY 1

Part Two ISSUMATAK 159

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