The Audubon Reader (Everyman's Library)

The Audubon Reader (Everyman's Library)

John James Audubon


This unheard of anthology of John James Audubon’s vigorous and colourful writings concerning the American desolate tract reintroduces the nice artist and ornithologist as a good American author, a predecessor to Thoreau, Emerson, and Melville.

Audubon’s award-winning biographer, Richard Rhodes, has accrued excerpts from his journals, letters, and released works, and has equipped them to attract common readers. Rhodes’s unobtrusive statement frames a variety of decisions, together with Audubon’s brilliant “bird biographies,” correspondence together with his committed spouse, Lucy, magazine money owed of dramatic river trips and searching journeys with the Shawnee and Osage Indians, and a beneficiant sampling of short narrative episodes that experience lengthy been out of print—engaging tales of pioneer existence comparable to "The nice Pine Swamp," “The Earthquake,” and “Kentucky barbeque at the Fourth of July.” Full-color reproductions of 16 of Audubon’s attractive watercolor illustrations accompany the text.

The Audubon Reader allows us to adventure Audubon’s distinct voice without delay and gives a window into his electrifying come across with early the USA: with its flora and fauna and birds, its humans, and its primordial wilderness.

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