Jim Corbett's India

Jim Corbett's India

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Jim Corbett's name has become legendary, and his stories of tiger-hunting expeditions have become classics of adventure. Over the years, the books in which he described these expeditions and his daily life in India achieved bestseller status around the world. Here is a selection of 22 of his most popular writings, taken from Man-eaters of Kumaon, My India, Jungle Lore, and other volumes. In these stories, Corbett tells not only of the tracking and shooting of the man-eating leopards and tigers of India, and the amazing feats of skill and courage that saved people from the Panar leopard, the Chowgarh tigress, and the Muktesar maneater, but also of his love for India and the people with whom he lived and worked. Corbett's vivid and evocative descriptions of the people, the countryside, and its wildlife reveal him to be not only a world-class hunter, but also an ardent conservationist with an intimate knowledge of the mysterious Indian jungle.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • frontispiece, map
  • 0192820427
  • 9780192820426

About Jim Corbett

About the Author: Jim Corbett has written numerous short stories about his experiences in India. R.E. Hawkins was Corbett's publisher at Oxford University Press.show more

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Real adventure, of the bloody horrible variety, drawn from Man-eaters of Kumaon, The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and five other Corbett collections (virtually all now o.p.). Corbett (1875-1955) was born in northern India and lived and worked there for 72 years, sometimes on railways, sometimes as a businessman, and as a soldier in both great wars. Nearly all of the stories are about animals, rogue tigers and leopards Corbett stalked, but most also keep you deeply rooting for the human beings involved who may soon become prey of the killer cats, and there are many vivid portraits of the poor. Their resignation to disease and early death is never far off, but their loyalty to Corbett is often quite moving. Chiefly, though, these are tales of terror, with whole villages spellbound by deep growls in the starless night. . . while the reader's nerves prickle and his muscles tense. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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