Newfoundland and its Untrodden Ways is one of the most outstanding books written about wildlife and hunting. Published in 1907, this classic work is a narrative of the travels by author John G. Millai
Newfoundland and its Untrodden Ways is one of the most outstanding books written about wildlife and hunting. Published in 1907, this classic work is a narrative of the travels by author John G. Millais as he explored and hunted caribou throughout the interior of Newfoundland. He also chronicled the hunting of whales near the island s coast. As one of the preeminent nature writers during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Millais imparts his love for the unspoiled beauty of Newfoundland. We experience the thrill of the hunt, while also appreciating the awe-inspiring splendour of nature and its creations. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, as well as copies of the author's own drawings and colour paintings.
John Guille Millais (1865-1931) was an avid hunter, naturalist, writer and artist. He travelled throughout the world, writing several books about his experiences in Africa, Great Britain, Ireland and Newfoundland. The son of the renowned English painter, John Everett Millais, he was a wildlife artist of the highest order.
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It is a breathtaking experience to pass with Mr. Millais into the virgin forest, to see with his eyes and, without the dangers and discomforts, to enjoy with him the fascination of the big-game hunt. If it is the mark of a good travel book to make the reader earnestly desire to go to the places described, then this is a highly successful book. Mr. Millais s vivid narrative and a wealth of beautiful illustrations convey a most attractive picture of the island and its sport. - New York Times
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