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STEFFLER, John. The Afterlife of George Cartwright. New York : Henry Holt, (1993). First US Printing. Pp. (8),1-296. 8vo, purple spine with maroon boards, silver lettering to spine. See ENL V:301 for Steffler (b. November 13,1947, Toronto, Ontario). "For George Cartweright -- soldier, explorer, nat uralist, entrepreneur, gentleman, adventurer -- time stopped on May 19, 1819, the day of his death. In the 170 years since, his spirit has wandered the byways of his youth, his mind returning always to the voluminous journalshe once kept. He is searching for something. Perhaps a final resting place . Perhaps the meaning of the life he led. A work of extraordinary imaginative power and rich historical detail, 'The Afterlife of George Cartwright' is the invented life of the eighteenth-century explorer who was among the first to push into the wilderness of Labrador. Buoyantly self-confiudent, fearless in the face of harrowing perils and constant hardship, full of inexhaustible energy, and with a passionate love for the land an its people, Cartwright epitomizes the best of the European encounter with the New World." -from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly spine-nicked, unclipped dustjack et. 18.00
Title: Afterlife of George Cartwright. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Henry Holt, New York, 1993, ISBN:080502462x:
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