The Ascent of Rum Doodle

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

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Overview

First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a peak in the Himalayas, many thought it was inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavor and tone of earlier adventures of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book's central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.

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"[Bowman] proves himself to be an entertaining humorist who has much to offer for readers who like their outdoor humor dripping with understated British irony." —Publishers Weekly



"Wonderful . . . does for mountaineering what Three Men in a Boat did for Thames-going or Catch-22 did for the Second World War." —Punch



"This wonderfully funny parody of adventure stories was first written in the 1950s but is just as fresh today with a truly brilliant comic narrator whose commentary on the expedition members is unintentionally hilarious. Buy it." —Sunday Mirror

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Wonderful . . . does for mountaineering what Three Men in a Boat did for Thames-going or Catch-22 did for the Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567926309
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
Publication date: 03/28/2019
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 229,145
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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