Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK2176-1210
A ROPE OF WRITERS: A LOOK AT MOUNTAINEERING LITERATURE IN BRITAIN Graham Wilson New hardcover MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By Wilson, Graham
Price: $4.95

List Price: $29.95
You Save $25.00 (83%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE

2006, 1st UK edition. 184 pp. A Rope of Writers: A look at mountaineering literature in Britain traces the strands running through a century of mountaineering literature. From the earliest to the modern of guidebooks, writing about British hills has a long, varied and (mostly) honourable tradition. The author, mountain enthusiast and literature teacher, takes a shrewd and appreciative look at the genre. The reader is led on a diverse tour of all things climbing and walking, taking in fiction writers, humorists and philosophers amongst others, tracing the strands running through a century of mountaineering literature - short listed for the 2006 ‘Boardman Tasker’ award.

From O G Jones and W P Haskett Smith to the modern guidebook, from early Club articles to The Black Cliff, writing about the British hills has a long, varied and (mostly) honourable tradition. Graham Wilson, mountain enthusiast, literature teacher and several–times author in the field himself, takes a shrewd, appreciative look at the genre. With characteristic idiosyncrasy, he leads the reader on a tour as diverse as the walks and climbs themselves, taking in essayists, fiction–writers, humorists, philosophers and even a hill fanzine, tracing the strands running through a century of mountaineering literature, and acknowledging the debt to those who went before.

“Just as a succession of climbers has led through in the solution of ever harder problems, so does literature use its own combined tactics. In the mirror of reading you often catch a glimpse of what and how you think or feel. Such moments can encourage a further generation to polish its own reflections and add them to the common store.” Hardcover, DJ, New.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
MOUNTAIN WORDS: BRITISH HILL AND CRAG LITERATURE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY Chris Harle and Graham Wilson 2009 1st ed Hardcover DJ New
By: Harle, Chris and Graham Wilson
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.05 (50%)
- Item # BK2427-611
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
UNCLE ALEC AND THE GRAHAMS OF FRANZ JOSEF Graham and Wilson 1983 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Graham, Alec and Jim Wilson
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $55.01 (73%)
- Item # OP01528-6123
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OVER THE HILL: A STRING OF MOUNTAIN MATTERS Graham Wilson 2011 1st edition
By: Wilson, Graham
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $25.00 (72%)
- Item # BK2580
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HARD ROCK: GREAT BRITISH ROCK CLIMBS. Wilson 1975 1st edition 2nd state
By: Wilson, Ken
Price $35.00
- Item # BK1726E
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HARD ROCK: GREAT BRITISH ROCK CLIMBS. Wilson 1975 1st edition 2nd state SIGNED by Chris Bonington.
By: Wilson, Ken
Price $45.00
- Item # BK1726D
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLASSIC ROCK: GREAT BRITISH ROCK CLIMBS Ken Wilson 2007 New hardcover
By: Wilson, Ken
Price $59.95
- Item # BK1723
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING AND ITS LITERATURE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY W.R. Neate 1978 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Neate, W.R.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP602A-8312
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GAMES CLIMBERS PLAY Ken Wilson 1978-1986 1st ed or 3rd imp Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Wilson, Ken, Cartoons by Sheridan Anderson
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $20.96 (70%)
- Item # OP71725-135
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PETER GRAHAM: MOUNTAIN GUIDE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Peter Graham and H.B. Hewitt 1965 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Graham, Peter and H.B. Hewitt (Editor)
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # OP1976-6122
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HILLABY'S WORLD: ADVENTURES ACROSS THREE CONTINENTS John Hillaby 1992 1st ed Hardcover DJ New
By: Hillaby, John
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $34.01 (97%)
- Item # BK640-6359
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OVER THE HILL: A STRING OF MOUNTAIN MATTERS Graham Wilson 2011 1st edition
By: Wilson, Graham
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $25.00 (72%)
- Item # BK2580
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE DARK JOURNEY Diana Raymond 1978 DJ 1st ed
By: Raymond, Diana
Price $5.00
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SUMMER GONE Henry Klier 1959 1st ed DJ
By: Klier, Henry
Price $15.00
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WATER PEOPLE Joe Simpson 1994 2nd UK ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $3.95
- Item # OP1444D-241
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LESLIE STEPHEN Frederic W. Maitland 1906 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Maitland, Frederic W.
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $60.01 (80%)
- Item # OP6788A-349
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EIGER SANCTION: A CLIMBING NOVEL Trevanian 1973 Paperback Fine
By: Trevanian (Rodney William Whitaker)
Price $1.99
- Item # BK2042C-212
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STONE HAWK: A MISS PINK MYSTERY Gwen Moffat 1989 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Moffat, Gwen
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # OP2269-831
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ABRIDGED EDITION OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA 1985 2nd Imp Paperback Very Good
By: Vivekananda, Swami
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5691-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INCIDENT AT LUKLA: A NOVEL [EVEREST] David Padwa 2013 1st ed
By: Padwa, David
Price $14.95
- Item # BK90801
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RAGE: A MISS PINK MYSTERY Gwen Moffat 1990 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Moffat, Gwen
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # OP2242-8313
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ZEHN GRAD UNTER NULL [TEN DEGREES BELOW ZERO] Samivel 1930 1st ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Samivel [Paul Gayet-Trancrede]
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $22.01 (73%)
- Item # OP3702-241
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart