The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic

Edward Beauclerk Maurice


At 16, Edward Beauclerk Maurice hastily signed up with the Hudson's Bay corporation -- the corporate of Gentleman Adventurers -- and ended up at an remoted buying and selling publish within the Canadian Arctic, the place there has been no communique with the skin global and just one send arrived every year. yet he used to be now not on my own. The Inuit those who traded there taught him how one can song polar bears, construct igloos, and live on ferocious iciness storms. He discovered their language and have become thoroughly immersed of their tradition, incomes the identify Issumatak, that means “he who thinks.”

In The final Gentleman Adventurer, Edward Beauclerk Maurice relates his tale of coming of age within the Arctic and transports the reader to a time and a life-style now misplaced forever.

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