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From the acclaimed author of Home from the Hill and The Ordways comes a charming and erudite account of what happens when the fish hooks the fisherman In the Berkshire mountains, novelist and avid outdoorsman William Humphrey discovers a gigantic, one-eyed brown trout lazing in the shallows of a roadside stream. Between three and four feet long and weighing more than thirt From the acclaimed author of Home from the Hill and The Ordways comes a charming and erudite account of what happens when the fish hooks the fisherman In the Berkshire mountains, novelist and avid outdoorsman William Humphrey discovers a gigantic, one-eyed brown trout lazing in the shallows of a roadside stream. Between three and four feet long and weighing more than thirty pounds, it is a fish too big not to be fished for. It is also, therefore, a fish too big to be caught.   Yet Humphrey resolves to do just that, and with a dry fly, no less. What follows is a season-long pursuit of the impossible as the amateur angler practices his technique, devises schemes for getting old One-eye to bite, and steels himself for the climactic showdown. Man and trout will find that they have much to learn from each other.   One of the finest fishing stories ever published, My Moby Dick is a small masterpiece about a whale of a fish. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Humphrey including rare photos form the author’s estate.


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From the acclaimed author of Home from the Hill and The Ordways comes a charming and erudite account of what happens when the fish hooks the fisherman In the Berkshire mountains, novelist and avid outdoorsman William Humphrey discovers a gigantic, one-eyed brown trout lazing in the shallows of a roadside stream. Between three and four feet long and weighing more than thirt From the acclaimed author of Home from the Hill and The Ordways comes a charming and erudite account of what happens when the fish hooks the fisherman In the Berkshire mountains, novelist and avid outdoorsman William Humphrey discovers a gigantic, one-eyed brown trout lazing in the shallows of a roadside stream. Between three and four feet long and weighing more than thirty pounds, it is a fish too big not to be fished for. It is also, therefore, a fish too big to be caught.   Yet Humphrey resolves to do just that, and with a dry fly, no less. What follows is a season-long pursuit of the impossible as the amateur angler practices his technique, devises schemes for getting old One-eye to bite, and steels himself for the climactic showdown. Man and trout will find that they have much to learn from each other.   One of the finest fishing stories ever published, My Moby Dick is a small masterpiece about a whale of a fish. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Humphrey including rare photos form the author’s estate.

44 review for My Moby Dick

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mosco

    molto molto simpatico :-)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shaun P Moore

    Good, short read. The buildup was great, but overshadowed the final scene.

  3. 4 out of 5

    H R Koelling

    Neat little book. A quick read weighing in at a mere 96 pages of my Penguin imprint circa 1979. Ah, the madness the fisherman can experience! It is well described here, with a succinct last paragraph that sums up a lifetime of fly fishing for every angler. The writing style is dated in comparison to modern novels, hence my four star rating. The author's style harkens back to the somewhat ponderous and excessively complicated compositions of early American prose, such as Melville, Hawthorne, etc., Neat little book. A quick read weighing in at a mere 96 pages of my Penguin imprint circa 1979. Ah, the madness the fisherman can experience! It is well described here, with a succinct last paragraph that sums up a lifetime of fly fishing for every angler. The writing style is dated in comparison to modern novels, hence my four star rating. The author's style harkens back to the somewhat ponderous and excessively complicated compositions of early American prose, such as Melville, Hawthorne, etc., that William Humphrey acknowledges his affinity for. Aside from the antiquated style, it's a fun little book that can be read quickly, which will put a smile on any dedicated angler's face.

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