The Compleat Angler

Izaak WALTON (1593 - 1683)

The Compleat Angler is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Walton did not profess to be an expert with the fly, but in the use of the live worm, the grasshopper and the frog "Piscator" could speak as a master. There were originally only two interlocutors in the opening scene, "Piscator" and "Viator"; but in the second edition, as if in answer to an objection that "Piscator" had it too much in his own way in praise of angling, he introduced the falconer, "Auceps," changed "Viator" into "Venator" and made the new companions each dilate on the joys of his favourite sport. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication Nicole Lee
00:10:22
Play 01 Chapter 1 Part I - The First Day Nicole Lee
00:31:44
Play 02 Chapter 1 Part II - The First Day Nicole Lee
00:31:46
Play 03 Chapter 2 - The Second Day: On the Otter and the Chub Nicole Lee
00:15:05
Play 04 Chapter 3 - The Third Day: How to Fish for and to Dress the Chavender or Chub Nicole Lee
00:11:14
Play 05 Chapter 4 - The Third Day continued: On the Nature and Breeding of the Trout, and How to Fish for Him Nicole Lee
00:20:58
Play 06 Chapter 5 Part I - The Third Day continued: On the Trout Nicole Lee
00:29:59
Play 07 Chapter 5 Part II - The Third Day continued: On the Trout Nicole Lee
00:30:44
Play 08 Chapter 6 - The Fourth Day continued: On the Umber or Grayling Nicole Lee
00:04:31
Play 09 Chapter 7 - The Fourth Day continued: On the Salmon Nicole Lee
00:12:23
Play 10 Chapter 8 - The Fourth Day continued: On the Luce or Pike Nicole Lee
00:21:40
Play 11 Chapter 9 - The Fourth Day continued: On the Carp Nicole Lee
00:15:22
Play 12 Chapter 10 - The Fourth Day continued: On the Bream Nicole Lee
00:12:41
Play 13 Chapters 11-13 - The Fourth Day continued: On the Tench, the Perch and the Eel Nicole Lee
00:23:59
Play 14 Chapters 14 - The Fourth Day continued: Of the Barbel Nicole Lee
00:07:50
Play 15 Chapter 15 - The Fourth Day continued: Of the Gudgeon, the Ruffe and the Bleak Nicole Lee
00:04:54
Play 16 Chapter 16 - The Fourth Day continued: Is of Nothing, or of Nothing Worth Nicole Lee
00:11:11
Play 17 Chapter 17 - The Fifth Day continued: Of Roach and Dace Nicole Lee
00:17:56
Play 18 Chapter 18 - The Fifth Day continued: Of the Minnow or Penk; Loach, Bull-head or Miller's Thumb, and the Stickle-bag Nicole Lee
00:06:56
Play 19 Chapter 19 - The Fifth Day continued: Of Rivers, and Some Observations of Fish Nicole Lee
00:06:39
Play 20 Chapter 20 - The Fifth Day continued: Of Fish-Ponds Nicole Lee
00:06:26
Play 21 Chapter 21 - The Fifth Day continued Nicole Lee
00:25:11