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Alone in the Wilderness : One Man's Survival in the Forests and Nature of Maine as a Wild Man of America / by Joseph Knowles

By: Knowles, Joseph, 1869-1942 [author]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [Place of publication not indicated] : Adansonia Publishing, 2018Description: 110 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm PaperbackContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780359013890; 0359013899Subject(s): Camping | Outdoor life -- Maine | Maine -- Description and travelLOC classification: PS3505.O53 | K762 2018Summary: "In 1913 Joseph Knowles, a professional illustrator, set out into the wilderness of Maine to begin a two-month survival experiment - this book is his story, inclusive of his original illustrations. Commissioned by the Boston Post to venture into the woodlands, Joseph Knowles was far from your typical survivalist. Middle-aged and quite portly, he was a newspaperman rapidly going to seed. However, a will to escape what he termed the 'sham side of modern life' led him to undertake a quest to live off the land for some two months, his quest constantly reported on by his own paper. In terms of writing, Knowles realist reflections upon his time in the woods represent a clear departure from the vaunting of the natural world so popular in American literature. Rather than admire nature's beauty, he combines his own thoughts on life with descriptions of the physical and mental effects of living in the great outdoors, while including elements of popular adventure stories such as Tarzan" -- publisher
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"Including All of the Original Illustrations" -- title page

"First published 1913" -- title page verso

"In 1913 Joseph Knowles, a professional illustrator, set out into the wilderness of Maine to begin a two-month survival experiment - this book is his story, inclusive of his original illustrations. Commissioned by the Boston Post to venture into the woodlands, Joseph Knowles was far from your typical survivalist. Middle-aged and quite portly, he was a newspaperman rapidly going to seed. However, a will to escape what he termed the 'sham side of modern life' led him to undertake a quest to live off the land for some two months, his quest constantly reported on by his own paper. In terms of writing, Knowles realist reflections upon his time in the woods represent a clear departure from the vaunting of the natural world so popular in American literature. Rather than admire nature's beauty, he combines his own thoughts on life with descriptions of the physical and mental effects of living in the great outdoors, while including elements of popular adventure stories such as Tarzan" -- publisher

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