The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon

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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. ...

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The Temple Tiger and more Man-Eaters of Kumaon (1954)

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Overview

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.

The Last of Colonel Jim Corbetts' books on his unique and enthralling hunting experiences in India.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195622577
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Series: Oxford India Paperbacks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 478,074
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2006

    The Great Last Hurrah for Hunting

    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.

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