Trader Horn: A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th

Trader Horn: A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Equatorial Africa [BOOKS] ✸ Trader Horn: A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Equatorial Africa By Alfred Aloysius Horn – Buyprobolan50.co.uk This is the stuff of legends the true story of the life of Trader Horn Down on his luck in old age, Horn recounts his wild youth as an ivory trader in central Africa, journeying into jungles teaming w This is the stuff of legends A Young MOBI ï the true story of the life of Trader Horn Down on his luck in old age, Horn recounts his wild youth as an ivory trader in central Africa, Trader Horn: PDF or journeying into jungles teaming with buffalo, gorillas, and man eating leopards liberating an Isorga princess from captivity navigating treacherous rivers freeing slaves and meeting Cecil Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia Trader Horn is a vivid Horn: A Young Kindle Ø and unforgettable portrait of a vanished period in African history An amazing book It casts a spell over one The New York Times Book Review.


10 thoughts on “Trader Horn: A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Equatorial Africa

  1. Caleb Caleb says:

    This book was the basis of the 1931 jungle adventure film of the same name, a film that was once extremely popular and influential, but now hard to even find As it turns out, the film was quite loosely based on the book, which varies so much that it s something of a wonder they kept the name.The structure of the book is unusual, in that each chapter features Horn s own autobiographical writing about his time in late 19th century Africa, and then Lewis transcription of his talking to her about This book was the basis of the 1931 jungle adventure film of the same name, a film that was once extremely popular and influential, but now hard to even find As it turns out, the film was quite loosely based on the book, which varies so much that it s something of a wonder they kept the name.The structure of the book is unusual, in that each chapter features Horn s own autobiographical writing about his time in late 19th century Africa, and then Lewis transcription of his talking to her about the portion of his memoirs he had just written It s hard to even imagine the sort of Africa that Aloysius Horn traveled, lived and worked in, an Africa at a time when gorillas and elephants were so numerous no one thought anything about shooting them, and it only appeals to the alien appeal of the setting Horn s narrative is extremely exciting, as are all the adventures he hints at but never gets to write in his talks with Lewis.The work is obviously one of his time, and the attitudes toward other races and ethnicities are hardly enlightened, but I was somewhat impressed with how much Horn seemed to genuinely love and respect African people, despite referring to them as savages, cannibals and boys throughout, and that he reserved his ugliest racism toward the French, of whom he never says anything approaching a kind word


  2. Richard Radosevich Richard Radosevich says:

    Revealing story about late 19th century European activity in Western Equatorial Africa At this time, Europeans were not even aware of the existence of gorillas they were called dawnbreakers There was great demand for rubber which was obtained from wild vines not trees , ivory and exotic hardwoods which were the main items of commerce Trader Horn sought Slaves were still being actively traded but Trader Horn did not participate in the slave trade Trader Horn had to contend with crocodiles, Revealing story about late 19th century European activity in Western Equatorial Africa At this time, Europeans were not even aware of the existence of gorillas they were called dawnbreakers There was great demand for rubber which was obtained from wild vines not trees , ivory and exotic hardwoods which were the main items of commerce Trader Horn sought Slaves were still being actively traded but Trader Horn did not participate in the slave trade Trader Horn had to contend with crocodiles, rogue elephants and cannibals as he traded on the Ogowe River His contemporaries, some of whom he met, were DeBrassa, Rhodes, du Chaillu, Stanley and Livingstone.The genesis of the novel is poignant in that a man who had experienced all that he had, at the end of his life, was reduced to peddling homemade wire goods in Johannesburg where he encountered Ethelreda Lewis, who transcribed his stories.he went from Joss house to Doss house.I read Trader Horn after seeing the movie on Turner Classic Movies which fascinated me I am now reading Tramp Royal which is a biography of Trader Horn by Tim Couzens and From My African Notebook by Albert Shweitzer who founded his hospital on Trader Horn s old stamping grounds It seems that Trader Horn was a Forrest Gump on steroids, having seen everything, met everyone and done everything


  3. Bruno Gagnon Bruno Gagnon says:

    Won this book, so I didn t pick it up I enjoyed the read and movement between narrations and the flashbacks I loved the character Alfred Aloysius a simple man in the looks selling kitchen stuff door to door but with a great past of adventure The action takes place in the jungle with a lot of action gorilla hunting, elephant attack, tribes war, princess kidnapping, etc Made me think of Indiana Jones ancestor but withmusclesI would like to rent to 1931 movie Remind me of Tarzan to Won this book, so I didn t pick it up I enjoyed the read and movement between narrations and the flashbacks I loved the character Alfred Aloysius a simple man in the looks selling kitchen stuff door to door but with a great past of adventure The action takes place in the jungle with a lot of action gorilla hunting, elephant attack, tribes war, princess kidnapping, etc Made me think of Indiana Jones ancestor but withmusclesI would like to rent to 1931 movie Remind me of Tarzan too


  4. Kay Kay says:

    Pure bunkum, as far as I can tell, but lively entertainment all the same An old scalliwag s life as a trader on the Ivory Coast You be the judge of how much is real and how much is hyperbole.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *