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The Walrus Hunters A Romance Of The Realms Of Ice

By: R.M. Ballantyne
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Walrus Hunters" is a thrilling adventure novel penned by R. M. Ballantyne, the renowned Scottish author from the 19th century. Set in the icy expanse of the Arctic, this story follows the daring exploits of a group of intrepid hunters as they embark on a perilous expedition. The narrative centers around three young men which that name is Fred, Peter, and other one Ivan, who join a whaling expedition to the Arctic region. As they venture into the treacherous waters in search of valuable walrus tusks, they must confront the harsh realities of Arctic life, including bitter cold, dangerous ice floes, and other one encounters with fearsome creatures. Throughout their journey, the hunters face numerous challenges that test their resilience or courage, and also survival instincts. Ballantyne's vivid descriptions of the Arctic landscape and the dangers that lurk within it create an immersive reading experience, capturing the reader's imagination. "The Walrus Hunters" not only presents a gripping tale of adventure but also delves into themes of friendship, determination, and the human spirit's ability to overcome adversity. With his characteristic storytelling finesse, R. M. Ballantyne delivers a captivating narrative that offers readers a glimpse into the rugged world of Arctic exploration and the bravery required to conquer its unforgiving terrain.

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R.M. Ballantyne

R. M. Ballantyne was a Scottish writer of young adult literature who produced more than a hundred books between 24 April 1825 and 8 February 1894. He was also a skilled artist; some of his watercolors were on display at the Royal Scottish Academy. The ninth of ten children and youngest son of Alexander Thomson Ballantyne (1776-1847) and his wife Anne, Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh on April 24, 1825. (1786-1855). Robert's uncle James Ballantyne (1772-1833) was Sir Walter Scott's printer, and Alexander worked as a newspaper editor and printer in the family business "Ballantyne & Co" based at Paul's Works on the Canongate. The family is documented to have resided at 20 Fettes Row in Edinburgh's northern New Town in 1832-1833. The Ballantyne printing company collapsed the next year with debts of £130,000 as a result of a UK-wide banking crisis, which caused a decrease in the family's finances. Ballantyne moved to Canada at the age of 16 and worked for the Hudson's Bay Company for five years. He traveled by canoe and sleigh to the regions that are now the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec to trade with the local First Nations and Native Americans for furs; these experiences served as the inspiration for his book The Young Fur Traders.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 230Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359395951
  • ISBN-13:9789359395951
  • Item Weight: 345g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.9mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General