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dc.contributor.authorBotham, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorDodgson, Charles Lutwidgeen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrated by Dave Pressen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorPress, Daveen_US
dc.contributor.otherWith a Foreword by Ian Bothamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T19:39:14Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T19:39:14Z
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.identifier.other5651 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/81169
dc.description.abstractI had to bid on this booklet on several different occasions on eBay. Perhaps rich fishermen were bidding against me on the earlier occasions. The front cover shows a number of pike underwater and makes two claims: Adults Only and All proceeds to kidney dialysis. The back cover presents a tongue-in-cheek biography of the author with a picture. Esox is the Latin word for pike. The pamphlet contains six potentially racist, sexist, ageist stories, most of them fish stories. Since they are pike fables, humans are substituted for the fish. The first story, Never Trust a Woman, is a good surprise story centered around using an unlaundered pair of one's wife's panties to prepare good carp bait. The second, A Traveller's Tale, is about the price a colonial might have to pay a randy native to get help in landing the world's biggest fish. After getting to know this pamphlet, I can confirm that it is for adults only. Its connection with fables does not go much beyond the clever title. Can it be that the family of Michael Japp, who sold it to me, appears in the fourth story in the person of Lady Araminta Japp and her husband Sir Jethro Japp?en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityChris Froggatt (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson?)en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherApparently published by the authoren_US
dc.publishers.n.]en_US
dc.subject.lccPN994.F57 D6 1985en_US
dc.titleEsox Fables (An Anthology of Coarse Fishing Tales)en_US
dc.typePamphlet
dc.publisher.locationBlackpoolen_US
dc.publisher.location[S.l.en_US
dc.url.link1http://creighton-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=default_tab&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=01CRU&frbg=&tb=t&vl%28freeText0%29=991004916989702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.acquired.locationMichael Japp, Blackpool, UK, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: £10.51en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $18.19en_US
dc.date.acquired2005-07en_US
dc.date.printed1985en_US
dc.subject.local1Chris Froggaten_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1985


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