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The Compleat Angler

Izaak Walton

“It would sweeten a man’s temper at any time to read it,” wrote essayist Charles Lamb some years after this novel was first published in 1653. Of course, The Compleat Angler is much more than just a 17th century “how-to” guide to catching and cooking fish. So disarming is Mr. Walton’s quiet enthusiasm for the countryside and all the various delights that it contains that, even if you never have nor ever will pick up a fishing rod, you will benefit from a little time spent in the genial company of the author and his friends.

“It would sweeten a man’s temper at any time to read it,” wrote essayist Charles Lamb some years after this novel was first published in 1653. Of course, The Compleat Angler is much more than just a 17th century “how-to” guide to catching and cooking fish. So disarming is Mr. Walton’s quiet enthusiasm for the countryside and all the various delights that it contains that, even if you never have nor ever will pick up a fishing rod, you will benefit from a little time spent in the genial company of the author and his friends.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

“It would sweeten a man’s temper at any time to read it,” wrote essayist Charles Lamb some years after this novel was first published in 1653. Of course, The Compleat Angler is much more than just a 17th century “how-to” guide to catching and cooking fish. So disarming is Mr. Walton’s quiet enthusiasm for the countryside and all the various delights that it contains that, even if you never have nor ever will pick up a fishing rod, you will benefit from a little time spent in the genial company of the author and his friends.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles Cotton, Nelson Runger

Length:

7h 13m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:43