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The Walker's Anthology - Further Tales

The Walker's Anthology - Further Tales

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Contents | Introduction | Sample 1: Encounter with a bear, 2007 | Sample 2: The Road Not Taken, 1915 | Sample 3: Preparations for a long walk, 1933 | Sample 4: Travels in West Africa, 1894


INTRODUCTION
GREAT BRITAIN

Seven Sisters, 2015 ~ Bill Bryson 7

Walking, 1660 ~ Thomas Traherne 9

Walking at Grasmere, 1800 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth 11

On Elizabeth Bennet, 1813 ~ Jane Austen 12

Night Walk through London, 1860 ~ Charles Dickens 13

Inappropriate conversations with Mr Mybug, 1932 ~ S. Gibbons 18

The Naturalist’s Summer-Evening Walk, 1769 ~ Gilbert White 19

Preparations for a long walk, 1933 ~ Patrick Leigh Fermor 21

Solvitur Ambulando, 1934 ~ Arthur Stanley 23

Market Day, 1836 ~ John Clare 24

The Advanced Backpacker, 2000 ~ Chris Townsend 24

Walkers Not Welcome, 1782 ~ Karl Moritz 25

The Road Not Taken, 1915 ~ Robert Frost 29

The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage, 1603 ~ Sir Walter Raleigh 29

Walking for Mr Darcy, 1813 ~ Jane Austen 31

Escape from the Asylum, 1841 ~ John Clare 32

The Winter’s Spring, 1841 ~ John Clare 36

The Go-Between, 1900 ~ L.P. Hartley 37

Climbing Ben Lomond, 1846 ~ Bayard Taylor 39

Setting Out, 1934 ~ Laurie Lee 41

The Sign-Post, 1916 ~ Edward Thomas 43

The Proposal, 1867 ~ Anthony Trollope 44

The Rolling English Road, 1913 ~ G.K. Chesterton 47

The Roots of Routes and Learning, 2012 ~ Robert Macfarlane 48

The Way, 1969 ~ Bruce Chatwin 48

Club-walking, 1891 ~ Thomas Hardy 49

The Perfect Walk, 1821 ~ William Hazlitt 52

The Table and the Chair, 1871 ~ Edward Lear 53

The Engagement, 1813 ~ Jane Austen 55

After your Walk, 1891 ~ Robert Louis Stevenson 56

 

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

Walking best thoughts into existence, 1847 ~ Søren Kierkegaard 59

Walking in the Rain, 1846 ~ Bayard Taylor 60

First Night Out, 1902 ~ Hilaire Belloc 61

Excelsior, 1841 ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 66

Athens, 1829 ~ Thomas Alcock 68

My body must be exercised to make my judgement active, 1765 ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau 70

Mountain-climbing in Switzerland, 1880 ~ Mark Twain 73

The Simplon Pass, 1790 ~ William Wordsworth 77

The Panic that Haunts High Places, 1902 ~ Hilaire Belloc 78

ASIA

Crossing a Human Causeway, 1833 ~ Rev W.M. Thomson 81

A Jolly Evening in a Koutan, 1905 ~ Stephen Graham 82

Lost in Armenia, 1828 ~ Thomas Alcock 86

Easter in Jerusalem, 1833 ~ Rev W.M. Thomson 88

A Passage to India, 1924 ~ E.M. Forster 91

The Salt March, 1930 ~ Mahatma Gandhi 94

Himalayan Vistas, 1853 ~ Bayard Taylor 97

Conquering Everest, 1953 ~ Edmund Hillary 100

An Opium Trip, 1853 ~ Bayard Taylor 102

Among the Tibetans, 1889 ~ Isabella Bird 106

Encounter with a Bear, 2007 ~ Dervla Murphy 110

NORTH AMERICA

The Art of Walking, 1851 ~ Henry David Thoreau 112

Climbing in the Rockies, 1873 ~ Isabella Bird 115

Up-hill, 1861 ~ Christina Rossetti 122

Sunset, 1862 ~ Henry David Thoreau 123

SOUTH AMERICA

First impressions of Brazil, 1848 ~ Henry Walter Bates 125

The Ritual of My Legs, 1931 ~ Pablo Neruda 129

Mountain-sickness on Chimborazo, 1880 ~ Edward Whymper 130

The Diet of an Amazonian Entomologist, 1848 ~ Henry Walter Bates 133

AFRICA

Searching for Crayfish, 1905 ~ Arthur E.P. Weigall 13

Travels in West Africa, 1894 ~ Mary Kingsley 138

A Trek to Mt Elgon, 1925 ~ Carl Jung 141

Victoria Falls, 1874 ~ Frank Oates 144

Climbing Mt Cameroon, 1895 ~ Mary Kingsley 148

Visiting the Cango Caves, 1877 ~ Anthony Trollope 150

AUSTRALASIA

The Songlines ~ Bruce Chatwin 151

The Duck and the Kangaroo, 1871 ~ Edward Lear 155

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