`Hunting stories, like traveller's tales, are proverbially dangerous to reputations, however literally true they may be . . .' So wrote J Percy FitzPatrick of his perennial best-seller, never out of print in the century since its first publication. Here is the story of the `Boy' who went to seek his fortune and of his bull-terrier, the plucky runt of the litter; of Marokela, the champion Zulu haulier; of Jantje, the Bushman with all his lore; and of pioneer types from previous goldrushes in California and Australia. A tribute to the life of the 1880s in the outposts of the agrarian Transvaal, this complete edition includes for the first time the author's `Postscript' and `The Creed of Jock'.
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
J Percy FitzPatrick (1862-1931) was born of Catholic Irish immigrant parents in King William's Town. Married in 1889, he had five children growing up in Johannesburg. At Rudyard Kipling's prompting he wrote out several drafts of his stories of his greenhorn youth of twenty years before under the title The Life, the Man and the Dog. He finalised the work and by 1906 he was able to sponsor the British artist Edmund Caldwell to gather material to illustrate the typescript of what became known as Jock of the Bushveld.
Jock of the Bushveld by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick
Sir Percy Fitzpatrick
Penguin Modern Classics
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.