Free Reading Fishing Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics)Author Henry Hughes –

Fishing Stories nets an abundant catch of wonderful writing in a wide variety of genres and styles The moods range from the rollicking humor of Rudyard Kiplings On Dry Cow Fishing as a Fine Art and the rural gothic of Annie Proulxs The Wer Trout to the haunting elegy of Norman Macleans A River Runs Through ItMany of these tales celebrate human bonds forged over a rod, including Guy de Maupassants Two Friends, Jimmy Carters Fishing with My Daddy, and an excerpt from Ernest Hemingways The Garden of Eden Some deal in reverence and romance, as in Roland Pertwees The River God, and some in adventure and the stuff of legend, as in Zane Greys The First Thousand Pounder and Ron Rashs Their Ancient Glittering Eyes There are narratives that confront head on the heartbreaks and frustrations of the sport, from Thomas McGuanes meditation on long spells of inaction as the essence of fishing in The Longest Silence to Raymond Carvers story of a boys deflated triumph in the gut wrenching masterpiece Nobody Said Anything And alongside the works of literary giants are the memories of people both great and humble who have found meaning and fulfillment in fishing, from a former American president to a Scottish gamekeepers daughterWhether set against the open ocean or tiny mountain streams, in ancient China, tropical Tahiti, Paris under siege, or the vast Canadian wilderness, these stories cast wide and strike deep into the universal joys, absurdities, insights, and tragedies of lifeThis beautiful hardcover edition features seven original woodcut illustrations by Paul Gentry,and includes a silk ribbon marker, European style half round spine, andfull cloth case with two color foil stamping

5 thoughts on “Fishing Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics)

  1. Bryan Clapper Bryan Clapper says:

    Some OK short stories in here, just wish they were recent stories.

  2. Customer Customer says:

    delightful collection of short stories from authors quite famous for their non fishing novels Charming to read about fishing through the eyes of Chekov, for example.

  3. Gordon Chanen Gordon Chanen says:

    What a beautiful book as is the whole series It fits ideally in the hand While I am not myself a fisherman, I enjoyed the stories and have given the book as a gift to several friends.

  4. michelle ferguson michelle ferguson says:

    Great gift for a fisherman

  5. SHIRA SHIRA says:

    gave as gift, so not sure