The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon

The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon

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by Jim Corbett, Raymond Sheppard
     
 

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The last of Colonel Jim Corbett's books on his unique and enthralling hunting experiences in India, this volume concludes the narrative of his adventures with tigers begun in the famous Man-Eaters of Kumaon. These stories maintain, perhaps even supercede, the high standard of the earlier classic collection. Corbett saves his best story of all for the long

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The last of Colonel Jim Corbett's books on his unique and enthralling hunting experiences in India, this volume concludes the narrative of his adventures with tigers begun in the famous Man-Eaters of Kumaon. These stories maintain, perhaps even supercede, the high standard of the earlier classic collection. Corbett saves his best story of all for the long concluding chapter in this volume, describing, in The Talla Des Man-Eater, how he embarked on what he feared might be a fatal last test of skill and endurance. As always, he writes with an acute awareness of all jungle sights and sounds, choosing words charged with a great love of humanity, birds, and animals. His calm and straightforward modesty heightens the excitement and suspense of these experiences, in which he continuously risks his life to free the Indian tarai of dangerous man-eaters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195622577
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Series:
Oxford India Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
299,829
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Jim Corbett was a renowned hunter.

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The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
HRLS More than 1 year ago
Because I own a hardcover copy of "Maneaters of Kumaon" I greatly looked forward to this book. Unfortunately, whatever method was used to transfer it to the nook somehow corrupted many of the pages. Consequently, at least for reading it on the nook, the story is rather incomplete and difficult to follow. I also found something quite strange in the text that was legible. That was a section in which Corbett supposedly goes afield with a new rifle that he is never fired. This is ridiculously out of character for the man. Anyone who is handled firearms, especially purchasing a new weapon, knows that you have to test fire it in order to determine things like trigger pull and site setting. Reading that section made me wonder whether this was some incomplete manuscript that somebody finished out on his behalf, or worse, something completely ghostwritten. I was expecting something to which I would give five stars, but, again at least for the nook, this is not it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was always intrigued by Jim Corbett. He killed man-eating tigers and seems to devoutly love to hunt these fierce predators, yet he became one of the greatest conservationists in history, as he and Billy 'Arjan' Singh were the brains behind Project Tiger. Anyway, to get onto the book. Corbett's prose is sprite and it keeps in toe with his Victorian tastes. Corbett, however, hones away from modesty and into a passionate romantic as he describes his hunts. When you read the story of 'The Temple Tiger', you get a sense Corbett respected the ingenuity of tigers and also their almost supernatural hold on people as only tigers can. Greatest sport hunting book without a doubt written by the most courageous hunter in history. May Jim Corbett rest in peace.