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7 best short stories - Fishing - cover

7 best short stories - Fishing

Washington Irving, Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, Rudyard Kipling, Henry van Dyke, August Nemo, Alice Dunbar Nelson

Publisher: Tacet Books

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Summary

One of humanity's oldest activities, fishing has a deep historical and cultural significance. Whether as a professional activity or as a holiday fun, fishing has been the subject of several pieces of literature. In this book, the critic August Nemo selected seven stories about fishing for your amusement.
This book contains:

- Two Friends by Guy de Maupassant.
- A Daughter Of Albion by Anton Chekhov.
- On Dry Cow Fishing as a Fine Art by Rudyard Kipling.
- The Angler by Washington Irving.
- Fisherman's Luck by Henry van Dyke.
- The Fisherman of Pass Christian by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.
- The Fish by Anton Chekhov.

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