The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told

by Lamar Underwood, Lamar Underwood
     
 
The stories in this collection will take you fishing for a variety of game fish, in waters around the globe. Follow the great writers featured here as they delve into their personal memories. Travel back in time with Ernie Schwiebert as he fishes a remote lake in Michigan in his boyhood and then discovers trout fishing; head to the Marquesas with John Cole in his

Overview

The stories in this collection will take you fishing for a variety of game fish, in waters around the globe. Follow the great writers featured here as they delve into their personal memories. Travel back in time with Ernie Schwiebert as he fishes a remote lake in Michigan in his boyhood and then discovers trout fishing; head to the Marquesas with John Cole in his endless quest for tarpon -- only to witness a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle of nature; explore the Pacific as Zane Grey encounters and fights the 1,000-pound blue marlin of his dreams; or listen as A. J. McClane explains what it means to be an angler, why we really enjoy fishing so much.

The stories in this collection are certain to ignite recollections of your own angling experiences, your thoughts, observations, and battles. You will, ultimately, find The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told to be an indispensable volume. If your definition of home include fields and marshes, creeks and river bottoms, plains and mountains, consider this required reading.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These two anthologies follow close behind a similar pair from last summer, Paul D. Staudohar's Fishing's Best Short Stories (LJ 7/00) and Hunting's Best Short Stories (Chicago Review, 2000). Hyperbole aside, all four are packed with fine prose from notable authors both classic and contemporary. That overlap between the competing counterparts is minimal just goes to show that fields and streams have been wonderful muses to many generations of writers. These diverse selections of short fiction and essays are enhanced by Underwood's informative prefatory remarks giving literary or historical context or adding some amusing anecdotes or interesting trivia. Underwood is a former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life and knew many of the authors personally. Patrick O'Brien, Thomas McGuane, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ruark, Ben East, Charles Eliot, John Barsness, and Ed Zern are represented by separate contributions in both books. Major angling writers such as A.J. McClane, John Gierach, and Nick Lyons are in the Fishing book, of course, but there are also laudable pieces by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Le Anne Schreiber, and Zane Grey. The unanticipated outstanding authors in the Hunting volume include William Faulkner, Ivan Turgenev, and Theodore Roosevelt. The stories in both collections range from tender to raucous to knee-slapping hilarious. Highly recommended for all public libraries.--Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585741403
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1900
Series:
Greatest Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.02(d)

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