ISBN 9780712668088,The Ascent Of Rum Doodle

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Random House

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780712668088

ISBN-10 071266808X


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Non Fiction

First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became established as a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, many thought it inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book's central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.

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