Hudson's Bay, Or, Every-Day Life in the Wilds of North America

Hudson's Bay, Or, Every-Day Life in the Wilds of North America

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Paperback, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781108048200, ISBN10 110804820X
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Paperback, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781108048200, ISBN10 110804820X

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Paperback, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781108048200, ISBN10 110804820X

In 1841, aged just sixteen, the intrepid young Scotsman Robert M. Ballantyne (1825 94) joined the Hudson's Bay Company. Posted immediately to North-Eastern Canada, he spent five years traversing the region's inhospitable terrain by sleigh and canoe. His journal and letters home were so evocative that, upon his return, he was persuaded to publish an account of his experiences. Combining anthropological observations with descriptions of landscapes, plants, and animals, the account was applauded by the Dundee Courier for 'opening up a mine of information to the curious' and 'describing the everyday life of a novel and singular existence' with 'buoyancy and animation'. Appearing within a year of the first edition in 1848, the second edition reproduced here is illustrated throughout with views and vignettes. 'Free from tedious details and unnecessary wordiness', Ballantyne's fast-moving and readable narrative challenges many misconceptions about nineteenth-century Canada and its indigenous peoples.

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Number of Pages: 354
Original Languages: English
Author: Ballantyne, Robert Michael
Series Title: Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9781108048200
ISBN-10: 110804820X
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