Trader Horn A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Euatorial Africa Travelers' Tales Classics (KINDLE)

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Trader Horn A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Euatorial Africa Travelers' Tales Classics
  • Alfred Aloysius Horn
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
  • 9781885211811

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review Trader Horn A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Euatorial Africa Travelers' Tales Classics Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Alfred Aloysius Horn Alfred Aloysius Horn ê 4 Download Der of Rhodesia Trader Horn is a vivid and unforgettable portrait of a vanished period in African history “An amazing book It casts a spell over one” The New York Times Book Review. Won this book so I didn t pick it up I enjoyed the read and movement between narrations and the flashbacks I loved the character Alfred Aloysius a simple man in the looks selling kitchen stuff door to door but with a great past of adventure The action takes place in the jungle with a lot of action gorilla hunting elephant attack tribes war princess kidnapping etc Made me think of Indiana Jones ancestor but with musclesI would like to rent to 1931 movie Remind me of Tarzan too

review Trader Horn A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Euatorial Africa Travelers' Tales ClassicsTrader Horn A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Euatorial Africa Travelers' Tales Classics

review Trader Horn A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Euatorial Africa Travelers' Tales Classics Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Alfred Aloysius Horn Alfred Aloysius Horn ê 4 Download Gles teaming with buffalo gorillas and man eating leopards; liberating an Isorga princess from captivity; navigating treacherous rivers; freeing slaves; and meeting Cecil Rhodes the foun. Revealing story about late 19th century European activity in Western Euatorial Africa At this time Europeans were not even aware of the existence of gorillas they were called dawnbreakers There was great demand for rubber which was obtained from wild vines not trees ivory and exotic hardwoods which were the main items of commerce Trader Horn sought Slaves were still being actively traded but Trader Horn did not participate in the slave trade Trader Horn had to contend with crocodiles rogue elephants and cannibals as he traded on the Ogowe River His contemporaries some of whom he met were DeBrassa Rhodes du Chaillu Stanley and LivingstoneThe genesis of the novel is poignant in that a man who had experienced all that he had at the end of his life was reduced to peddling homemade wire goods in Johannesburg where he encountered Ethelreda Lewis who transcribed his storieshe went from Joss house to Doss houseI read Trader Horn after seeing the movie on Turner Classic Movies which fascinated me I am now reading Tramp Royal which is a biography of Trader Horn by Tim Couzens and From My African Notebook by Albert Shweitzer who founded his hospital on Trader Horn s old stamping grounds It seems that Trader Horn was a Forrest Gump on steroids having seen everything met everyone and done everything

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review Trader Horn A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Euatorial Africa Travelers' Tales Classics Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Alfred Aloysius Horn Alfred Aloysius Horn ê 4 Download This is the stuff of legends the true story of the life of Trader Horn Down on his luck in old age Horn recounts his wild youth as an ivory trader in central Africa journeying into jun. This book was the basis of the 1931 jungle adventure film of the same name a film that was once extremely popular and influential but now hard to even find As it turns out the film was uite loosely based on the book which varies so much that it s something of a wonder they kept the nameThe structure of the book is unusual in that each chapter features Horn s own autobiographical writing about his time in late 19th century Africa and then Lewis transcription of his talking to her about the portion of his memoirs he had just written It s hard to even imagine the sort of Africa that Aloysius Horn traveled lived and worked in an Africa at a time when gorillas and elephants were so numerous no one thought anything about shooting them and it only appeals to the alien appeal of the setting Horn s narrative is extremely exciting as are all the adventures he hints at but never gets to write in his talks with LewisThe work is obviously one of his time and the attitudes toward other races and ethnicities are hardly enlightened but I was somewhat impressed with how much Horn seemed to genuinely love and respect African people despite referring to them as savages cannibals and boys throughout and that he reserved his ugliest racism toward the French of whom he never says anything approaching a kind word