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Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael) 1825-1894

Overview
Works: 642 works in 5,632 publications in 11 languages and 29,959 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Pictorial works  Action and adventure fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Young adult works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Arranger, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR4057.B15, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. M Ballantyne
The Coral Island by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

631 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three English boys, shipwrecked on a deserted island, create an idyllic society despite typhoons, wild hogs, and hostile visitors. Then evil pirates kidnap one of the youths whose adventures continue among the South Sea Islands
The dog Crusoe by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

222 editions published between 1860 and 2015 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Varley trains Crusoe and makes a hazardous crossing over the prairie to the Rockies on a peace mission to the Indian tribes. In the course of the story Ballantyne reveals the West as it was over a century ago
Ungava : a tale of Esquimaux-land by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

197 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional account of the establishment of Fort Chimo, 1830, based on reminiscence by Nicol Finlayson
Hudson's Bay; or, Every-day life in the wilds of North America during six years' residence in the territories of the honourable Hudson's Bay Company by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

124 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1841, aged just sixteen, the intrepid young Scotsman Robert M. Ballantyne (1825-94) joined the Hudson's Bay Company. Posted immediately to North-Eastern Canada, he spent five years traversing the region's inhospitable terrain by sleigh and canoe. His journal and letters home were so evocative that, upon his return, he was persuaded to publish an account of his experiences. Combining anthropological observations with descriptions of landscapes, plants, and animals, the account was applauded by the Dundee Courier for 'opening up a mine of information to the curious' and 'describing the everyday life of a novel and singular existence' with 'buoyancy and animation'. Appearing within a year of the first edition in 1848, the second edition reproduced here is illustrated throughout with views and vignettes. 'Free from tedious details and unnecessary wordiness', Ballantyne's fast-moving and readable narrative challenges many misconceptions about nineteenth-century Canada and its indigenous peoples
The gorilla hunters : a tale of the wilds of Africa by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

188 editions published between 1860 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this exciting sequel to The Coral Island, R.M. Ballantyne continues the story of Ralph Rover, Jack Martin, and Peterkin Gay who, after their return to England for rest after their South Seas adventures, are now intent on joining the great hunters in Africa for a journey into the anterior of the Dark Continent"--From publisher's website
The wild man of the West. A tale of the Rocky mountains by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

110 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story set in the West
The Norsemen in the West, or, America before Columbus : a tale by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

99 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional account based on the Icelandic saga Heimskringla of the Norse discovery and settlement of America in the years 986 and 1006
Photographs of Edinburgh by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

12 editions published between 1850 and 1980 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of ice, or, The whaling cruise of "The Dolphin" : the adventures of her crew in the Polar regions by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

106 editions published between 1851 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional account of whaling voyage to Baffin Bay. Many adventures
Martin Rattler by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

106 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Rattler is the story of a mischievous young boy with a good heart. By mistake, he winds up on the ship Firefly with his friend Barney O Flannagan, headed to the South Seas. Escaping pirates and surviving a shipwreck, the two explore South America in one adventure after another
Snowflakes and sunbeams, or, The young fur traders : a tale of the far North by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

64 editions published between 1856 and 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballantyne draws on his experiences as a clerk with the Hudson Bay Company to form the basis for this story in which he describes the lives of fur traders in the northern Canadian territories. The tale begins in the middle of winter and follows traders Charley, Harry and Hamilton (and their friends) as they learn the tricks of the fur trade and travel as fur trappers and emissaries to Native American tribes. As usual, Ballantyne includes a romantic aspect and fills his story with good humor. Snowflakes and Sunbeams combines the informative nature of Hudson's Bay with a complete cast of true and endearing characters
Away in the wilderness, or, Life among the Red Indians and fur-traders of North America by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

83 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jasper Derry, a Canadian fur trapper, who is traveling to Fort Erie to marry and begin a family
Fighting the whales, or, Doings and dangers on a fishing cruise by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

66 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boy's adventure story about whaling in the North and South seas
The pioneers : a tale of the western wilderness : illustrative of the adventures and discoveries of Sir Alexander Mackenzie by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

69 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Rattler; or, A boy's adventures in the forests of Brazil by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

98 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Rattler was a very bad boy. At least his aunt, Mrs. Dorothy Grumbit, said so; and certainly she ought to have known, if anybody should, for Martin lived with her, and was, as she herself expressed it, "the bane of her existence; the very torment of her life." No doubt of it whatever, according to Aunt Dorothy Grumbit's showing, Martin Rattler was "a remarkably bad boy..." [Publit]
Hudson's Bay, or, Every-day life in the wilds of North America, during six-years' residence in the territories of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

35 editions published between 1848 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red Eric, or, The whaler's last cruise by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

68 editions published between 1800 and 1999 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Red Eric" is the name of a seashore cottage that belongs to Captain Dunning and his descendants. The story is about family adventures and survival through storm, shipwreck, and mutiny plague an ill-fated whaling ship
Gascoyne, the sandal-wood trader : a tale of the Pacific by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

64 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captain and crew of a trading vessel are forced into service by the Navy when the war with France comes to their part of the Pacific
Fast in the ice, or, Adventures in the Polar regions by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

47 editions published between 1863 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional account of a voyage towards the North Pole
The robber kitten : with twenty-two illustrations by John Rea Neill by R. M Ballantyne( Book )

40 editions published between 1858 and 2000 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A willd tom kitten determines to lead a life of crime until he meets in match in a Robber Dog who gets him drunk and knocks him down with a club. After this unfortunate episode, the kitten returns home and begs forgiveness of his mother, who welcomes the prodigal back into the fold
 
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The Coral Island
Alternative Names
Bālaṇṭain 1825-1894

Balanṭain, R.M. 1825-1894

Balantains, R. 1825-1894

Balantains, R. (Roberts), 1825-1894

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Ballantajn, P.M. 1825-1894

Ballantyne, J. 1825-1894

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Ballantyne R. M.

Ballantyne, R. M. 1825-1894

Ballantyne Robert

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Ballantyne, Robert M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894

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Ballantyne, Roberto M. 1825-1894

Ballentyne, R. M. 1825-1894

Ballentyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894

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בולנטין, רוברט מיכאל

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בלנטין, ר.מ 1825-1894

בלנטין, רוברט מיכאל 1825-1894

וועלענטיין, ר 1825-1894

וועלענטיין, רוברט מיכאל 1825-1894

רוברט מייקל בלנטיין סופר בריטי

バランタイン, R

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バレンチン, アール

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羅伯特·麥可·貝冷丁

Languages
English (2,399)

Spanish (61)

French (26)

Chinese (8)

Turkish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Romanian (1)

Irish (1)

Indonesian (1)

Korean (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
The dog CrusoeUngava : a tale of Esquimaux-landThe gorilla hunters : a tale of the wilds of AfricaThe Norsemen in the West, or, America before Columbus : a taleThe world of ice, or, The whaling cruise of "The Dolphin" : the adventures of her crew in the Polar regionsMartin RattlerSnowflakes and sunbeams, or, The young fur traders : a tale of the far NorthFighting the whales, or, Doings and dangers on a fishing cruise