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Post Ballantyne, Robert Michael: The Young Fur Traders v1 10 mar 2009

Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)

The first edition of this book is dated 1856. The edition used is dated 1901. The publisher was Thomas Nelson & Sons; London Edinburgh Dublin & NY.

This novel takes place in Canada and is largely based on Ballantyne's own experiences. Here is the preface:

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Preface.

In writing this book my desire has been to draw an exact copy of the picture which is indelibly stamped on my own memory. I have carefully avoided exaggeration in everything of importance. All the chief and most of the minor incidents are facts. In regard to unimportant matters, I have taken the liberty of a novelist—not to colour too highly, or to invent improbabilities, but—to transpose time, place, and circumstance at pleasure; while, at the same time, I have endeavoured to convey to the reader’s mind a truthful impression of the general effect—to use a painter’s language—of the life and country of the Fur-Trader.
No illustrations, but an illustrated cover nonetheless.
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