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Hunting Sketches

Author : Anthony Trollope
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First published in 1865, Anthony Trollope’s ‘Hunting Sketches’ is a series of eight short essays based around the topic of hunting. Each sketch examines a different aspect of the hunt – from those who partake in it and the differences between them, to advice and guidance on how to improve your own hunting techniques. A short, educational piece full of vivid descriptions, ‘Hunting Sketches’ offers a fascinating window into the custom as it was practised in the 19th century. Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was a Victorian writer and author of 47 novels. He also wrote an autobiography, short stories and plays, travel articles, reviews and lectures. A prolific writer, he made no secret of the fact that money was his motivation for writing – an admission which raised eyebrows among his literary contemporaries at the time. The amount of works Trollope authored are testament to his belief in hard work. His first successful novel was The Warden followed by its sequel, Barchester Towers. The Chronicles of Barsetshire are perhaps his most well-known series of novels, though many of his works have been adapted for TV and radio, starring many familiar faces such as Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Bill Nighy and Tom Hollander. Alongside his literary career, Trollope also worked for some time for the Post Office and is credited with the introduction of the iconic post box to Britain. A memorial to Anthony Trollope was unveiled in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1993.

Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
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Four Fathers of Big Game Hunting Biographical Sketches Of The Sporting Lives Of William Cotton Oswell Henry Astbury Leveson Samuel White Baker Roualeyn George Gordon Cumming

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Biographical sketches of four of the most famous early big game hunters. Originally published in 1901. The illustrated contents include many little known facts and anecdotes on the sport and lives of William Cotton Oswell - Henry Astbury Leveson ("Old Shekarry") - Sir Samuel White Baker and Roualeyn George Gordon Cumming. These four were important pioneers of big game hunting worldwide. This fascinating book will appeal to all sportsmen and especially to those hunters of larger game.

Hunting The Grisly And Other Sketches An Account Of The Big Game Of The United States And Its Chas With Horse Hound And Rifle

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
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Originally published in 1900, this fascinating account of the big game of the United States and its chase with horse hound and rifle, is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all hunting enthusiasts. Chapter include; The Bison, The Black Bear, The Grisley Bear and Wolves and Wolf-hounds. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Hunting Sketches

Author : Anthony Trollope
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Hunting Trips of a Ranchman Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
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Originally published in 1885, This fascinating work on Hunting Trips of a Ranchman is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all who are interested in Hunting. Its chapters include; The wordly buffallo, A trip on the prairie and The black tail deer. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this classic work with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Hunting Sketches

Author : Edward Hull
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Hunting Sketches

Author : Anthony Trollope
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Sketches from a Hunter s Album

Author : Ivan Turgenev
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Turgenev's first major prose work is a series of twenty-five Sketches: the observations and anecdotes of the author during his travels through Russia satisfying his passion for hunting. His album is filled with moving insights into the lives of those he encounters - peasants and landowners, doctors and bailiffs, neglected wives and bereft mothers - each providing a glimpse of love, tragedy, courage and loss, and anticipating Turgenev's great later works such as First Love and Fathers and Sons. His depiction of the cruelty and arrogance of the ruling classes was considered subversive and led to his arrest and confinement to his estate, but these sketches opened the minds of contemporary readers to the plight of the peasantry and were even said to have led Tsar Alexander II to abolish serfdom.

Duck Shooting and Hunting Sketches

Author : William Chester Hazelton
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A Hunter s Sketches

Author : Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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Covert side Sketches

Author : J. Nevill Fitt
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Hunting Sketches Classic Reprint

Author : Anthony Trollope
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Excerpt from Hunting Sketches Ir seems to be odd, at first sight, that there should be any such men as these but their name and number is legion. If we were to deduct from the hunting-crowd farmers, and others who hunt because hunting is brought to their door, of the remainder we should find that the men who don't like it have the preponderance. It is pretty much the same, I think, with all amuse ments. How many men go to balls, to races. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Hunting Sketches

Author : Charles T. Matheson
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Little Essays Sketches and Characters

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Hunting Sketches

Author : Anthony Trollope
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THE MAN WHO HUNTS AND DOESN'T LIKE IT. It seems to be odd, at first sight, that there should be any such men as these; but their name and number is legion. If we were to deduct from the hunting-crowd farmers, and others who hunt because hunting is brought to their door, of the remainder we should find that the "men who don't like it" have the preponderance. It is pretty much the same, I think, with all amusements. How many men go to balls, to races, to the theatre, how many women to concerts and races, simply because it is the thing to do? They have perhaps, a vague idea that they may ultimately find some joy in the pastime; but, though they do the thing constantly, they never like it. Of all such men, the hunting men are perhaps the most to be pitied. They are easily recognized by any one who cares to scrutinize the men around him in the hunting field. It is not to be supposed that all those who, in common parlance, do not ride, are to be included among the number of hunting men who don't like it. Many a man who sticks constantly to the roads and lines of gates, who, from principle, never looks at a fence, is much attached to hunting. Some of those who have borne great names as Nimrods in our hunting annals would as life have led a forlorn-hope as put a horse at a flight of hurdles. But they, too, are known; and though the nature of their delight is a mystery to straight-going men, it is manifest enough, that they do like it.

Hunting Sketches Publishing People Series

Author : Anthony Trollope
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It seems to be odd, at first sight, that there should be any such men as these; but their name and number is legion. If we were to deduct from the hunting-crowd farmers, and others who hunt because hunting is brought to their door, of the remainder we should find that the "men who don't like it" have the preponderance. It is pretty much the same, I think, with all amusements. How many men go to balls, to races, to the theatre, how many women to concerts and races, simply because it is the thing to do? They have perhaps, a vague idea that they may ultimately find some joy in the pastime; but, though they do the thing constantly, they never like it. Of all such men, the hunting men are perhaps the most to be pitied.They are easily recognized by any one who cares to scrutinize the men around him in the hunting field. It is not to be supposed that all those who, in common parlance, do not ride, are to be included among the number of hunting men who don't like it. Many a man who sticks constantly to the roads and lines of gates, who, from principle, never looks at a fence, is much attached to hunting. Some of those who have borne great names as Nimrods in our hunting annals would as life have led a forlorn- hope as put a horse at a flight of hurdles. But they, too, are known; and though the nature of their delight is a mystery to straight-going men, it is manifest enough, that they do like it. Their theory of hunting is at any rate plain. They have an acknowledged system, and know what they are doing. But the men who don't like it, have no system, and never know distinctly what is their own aim. During some portion of their career they commonly try to ride hard, and sometimes for a while they will succeed. In short spurts, while the cherry-brandy prevails, they often have small successes; but even with the assistance of a spur in the head they never like it.Dear old John Leech! What an eye he had for the man who hunts and doesn't like it ! But for such, as a pictorial chronicler of the hunting field he would have had no fame. Briggs, I fancy, in his way did like it. Briggs was a full-blooded, up-apt, awkward, sanguine man, who was able to like anything, from gin and water upwards. But with how many a wretched companion of Briggs' are we not familiar? men as to whom any girl of eighteen would swear from the form of his visage and the carriage of his legs as he sits on his horse that he was seeking honour where honour was not to be found, and looking for pleasure in places where no pleasure lay for him.But the man who hunts and doesn't like it, has his moments of gratification, and finds a source of pride in his penance. In the summer, hunting does much for him. He does not usually take much personal care of his horses, as he is probably a town man and his horses are summered by a keeper of hunting stables; but he talks of them. He talks of them freely, and the keeper of the hunting stables is occasionally forced to write to him. And he can run down to look at his nags, and spend a few hours eating bad mutton chops, walking about the yards and paddocks, and, bleeding halfcrowns through the nose. In all this there is a delight which offers some compensation for his winter misery to our friend who hunts and doesn't like it.He finds it pleasant to talk of his horses especially to young women, with whom, perhaps, the ascertained fact of his winter employment does give him some credit. It is still something to be a hunting man even yet, though the multiplicity of railways and the existing plethora of money has so increased the number of sportsmen, that to keep a nag or two near some well-known station, is nearly as common as to die.

My Hunting Sketch Book

Author : Lionel Edwards
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Hunting Sketches

Author : Anthony Trollope
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Hunting Sketchesby Anthony TrollopeA publication of 1865, Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope is a collection of essays discussing fox-hunting. The essays mostly comment on the motives behind hunting and the pleasures that arise form it. He further discusses the varying styles of hunting and which ones, according to him, are more successful.

Hunting sketches

Author : Violet Morgan
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