Description : This early work by Richard Harding Davis was originally published in 1902 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Ranson's Folly' is a collection of short stories that include 'The Bar Sinister', 'In the Fog', and several others. Davis attended Lehigh University and Johns Hopkins University, but was asked to leave both due to neglecting his studies in favour socialising. During the Second Boer War in South Africa, Davis was a leading correspondent of the conflict. He saw the war first-hand from both parties perspectives and documented it in his publication 'With Both Armies' (1900). He wrote widely from locations such as the Caribbean, Central America, and even from the perspective of the Japanese forces during the Russo-Japanese War. Davis died following a heart attack on 11th April, 1916, at the age of 51.
Description : Realism replaced the romantic attitude that had previously dominated travel writing, due in part to thepractical exigencies of tourism, photography and industrialization. Discusses cultural biases in travel writing, combining accuracy with good story telling, and how hundreds of newspapers and magazines in the last third of the century made it possible to turn travel writing into a lifelong career.
Description : 1905. With illustrations by Frederic Remington, Walter Appleton Clark, Howard Chandler Christy, E.M. Ashe and F. Dorr Steele. American journalist and novelist who covered wars all over the world. His vivid accounts made him one of the leading reporters of his day. Ranson's Folly begins: The junior officers of Fort Crockett had organized a mess at the post-trader's. And a mess it certainly is, said Lieutenant Ranson. The dining-table stood between hogsheads of molasses and a blazing log-fire, the counter of the store was their buffet, a pool-table with a cloth, blotted like a map of the Great Lakes, their sideboard, and Indian Pete acted as butler. But none of these things counted against the great fact that each evening Mary Cahill, the daughter of the post-trader, presided over the evening meal, and turned it into a banquet. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.