Man-Eaters of Kumaon

Paperback | April 1, 1990

byJim Corbett

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Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, something like a "sahib" Davy Crockett: expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating big cats, and above all a crack shot. Brought up on a hill-station in north-west India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunter.
Corbett was also an author of great renown. His books on the man-eating tigers he once tracked are not only established classics, but have by themselves created almost a separate literary genre. Man Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Corbett's books, one which offers ten fascinating and spine-tingling tales of pursuing and shooting tigers in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of this century. The stories also offer first-hand information about the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of big-game hunting.

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Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, something like a "sahib" Davy Crockett: expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating big cats, and above all a crack shot. Brought up on a hill-station in north-west India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunt...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.47 inPublished:April 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195622553

ISBN - 13:9780195622553

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hunting The Hunter This book is an excellent narration of Corbett's life in the villages of British India while on the hunt for man-eating tigers. His simple prose combined with excellent descriptive and detailed writing will transport you to the jungles of India in an instant. This book also provides a valuable and truthful insight into the lives of tigers in the wild, giving you a greater appreciation of these majestic and powerful creatures whom Corbett refers to as "a large hearted gentleman." This book is a must for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
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`It was not only the ripping-yarn action of the stories and the engrossing narratives that held me, I was just as much taken by the man who recounted them. Through the most riveting episodes, his compassionate character and quiet voice seemed personally to speak to me ... The book has neverpaled, never dated, and I have never forgotten its significance or the astonishing, gentle man who wrote it.'Martin Booth, The Sunday Times