About this book
Paperback edition of the first, and only, critical edition of this world-famous book. "Scouting For Boys" is the original blueprint of the Boy Scout Movement. It is an all-time bestseller in the English-speaking world, second only to the Bible. The original text and illustrations (first published in 1908) are brilliantly re-created to give the book cross-over appeal for the humour market. The hardback edition has sold over 15,000 copies and was the "Guardian" book of the week.
'Scouting for Boys' (1908) is both a handbook and a philosophy for a way of living that replaces self with service, puts country before individual, and duty above all. It also details how to light fires, stalk men and animals. This edition reveals its maverick complexity, exploring its contradictions about sexuality, the environment and the empire.
|Oxford University Press|