The Ascent of Rum Doodle

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9780099317708: The Ascent of Rum Doodle

Read it where people won't mind you laughing out loud! W. E. Bowman's THE ASCENT OF RUM DOODLE, first published in 1956, is the hilarious story of a group of endearing incompetents who set out to conquer the world's highest peak, the celebrated but seldom seen Rum Doodle (40,000-and-a-half feet). Binder the kindly, under-insightful leader of the party, heads a singularly ill-assorted team of comic immortals such as Jungle, the route-finder who cannot find his way to any assembly point, and Wish, the scientist conducting dotty experiments on the boiling point of ice. This great mountaineering parody is very probably the funniest book you will ever read, guaranteed to captivate a new group of devotees.

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First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, many thought it was inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman has drawn on the flavor and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book’s central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature. With an Introduction by Bill Bryson.

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First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a peak in the Himalayas, many thought it was inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book?s central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.

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W.E. Bowman
Published by Arrow Books Ltd (1983)
ISBN 10: 0099317702 ISBN 13: 9780099317708
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0099317702

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