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Last Gentleman Adventurer Coming of Age in the Arctic

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ISBN-10: 0618773584

ISBN-13: 9780618773589

Edition: 2005

Authors: Edward Beauclerk Maurice, Lawrence Millman

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At sixteen, Edward Beauclerk Maurice impulsively signed up with the Hudson"s Bay Company and was sent to an isolated trading post in the Canadian Arctic, where there was no telephone or radio and only one ship arrived each year. The Last Gentleman Adventurer is his engrossing personal account of his time with the Inuit people. He learned how to speak their language, track polar bears, and build igloos, and he became so immersed in their culture and way of life that children often thought he was Inuit himself. When an epidemic struck, Maurice treated the sick using a simple first-aid kit, and after a number of the hunters died, he had to start hunting himself, often with women, who soon began competing for his affection. The young man who in England had never been alone with a woman other than his mother and sisters came of age in the Arctic.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

EDWARD BEAUCLERK MAURICE, after serving in the New Zealand navy during World War II, became a bookseller in an English village and rarely traveled again. He died in 2003, as this book was being readied for publication.

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