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By Anita Shreve

On the age of 29, Sydney has already been as soon as divorced and as soon as widowed. attempting to regain her footing once more, she has replied an advert to train the teenage daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend a sultry summer season of their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage.

But whilst the Edwards' grown sons, Ben and Jeff, arrive on the seashore apartment, Sydney unearths herself stuck up in a damaging net of previous tensions and sour divisions. because the brothers vie for her affections, the delicate lifestyles Sydney has rebuilt for herself is threatened. With the delicate wit, lyrical language, and extraordinary perception into the human center that has led her to be known as "an writer at one together with her métier" (Miami Herald), Shreve weaves a unique approximately marriage, relations, and the ideally suited braveness that it takes to like.

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She describes each species individually, noting that “the salmon is the most stately fish that any man can angle for in fresh water” (56) and calling the trout “a right dainty fish” (57). In concluding the Treatise, Berners enjoins her readers to follow a few matters of etiquette, such as not fishing on private property without permission, and then proceeds with an admonition: Also, you must not use the aforesaid artful sport for covetousness, merely for the increasing or saving of your money, but mainly for your enjoyment and to procure the health of your body and, more especially, of your soul.

Byron’s other criticism, cruelty, is also taken up by both Dunne and Luce. For Dunne, the issue of cruelty seems to hearken back to ideas of chivalry. “Unless your quarry be afforded a reasonable chance of escape, you are apt to feel yourself uncomfortably akin to a butcher,” he says (1924,103). This sentiment, that the challenge of fly fishing is what makes it worthwhile, is prevalent in many writers on both sides of the Atlantic, but it lends itself to an argument by extension. If one feels more like a Upstream: The European Fork • 31 butcher as the odds shift away from the fish, then the contents of these books, dedicated to helping one improve angling skills, would seem selfdefeating.

Roosevelt 1990, 291) A final example of the single-mindedness of the mainstream of British fly-fishing writing can be found in Huish Edye, who, working in the 1940s, detailed how one might find and catch the largest trout in any stream. “The term ‘good’ as applied to trout is relative to the stock of any given water. A good fish is something considerably bigger than the merely adult trout—an exceptionally heavy trout” (1990, 183–84). This article is reminiscent of contemporary ones in American bass-fishing magazines, detailing the how-tos for catching “lunker” bass.

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