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R M Ballantyne


(Robert Michael Ballantyne)
Scotland (1825 - 1894)

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated.
 
Novels
The Young Fur Traders (1856)
The Coral Island (1857)
Martin Rattler: A Boy's Adventures in the Forests of Brazil (1858)
The Robber Kitten (1858)
Ungava: A Tale of Esquimaux Land (1858)
The Dog Crusoe (1860)
The World of Ice: Or The Whaling Cruise Of 'the Dolphin' And The Adventures Of Her Crew In The Polar Regions (1860)
The Golden Dream: Adventures in the Far West (1861)
The Gorilla Hunters: A Tale of the Wilds of Africa (1861)
The Red Eric (1861)
Away in the Wilderness: Red Indians And Fur Traders of North America (1863)
Fighting The Whales (1863)
The Wild Man of the West (1863)
Chasing the Sun: Or Rambles in Norway (1864)
Freaks On The Fells (1864)
Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader: A Tale of the Pacific (1864)
The Lifeboat: A Tale of Our Coast Heroes (1864)
The Lighthouse: The Bell Rock (1865)
Shifting Winds (1866)
Fighting The Flames (1867)
Silver Lake (1867)
Deep Down: A Tale of the Cornish Mines (1868)
The Battle and the Breeze (1869)
The Cannibal Islands (1869)
Digging For Gold (1869)
Erling The Bold (1869)
Hunting The Lions (1869)
Lost In The Forest (1869)
Over the Rocky Mountains: And Wandering Will in the Land of the Red Skins (1869)
Saved By The Lifeboat (1869)
Sunk At Sea (1869)
Up in the Clouds: Or Balloon Voyages (1869)
The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands (1870)
The Iron Horse (1871)
The Norsemen in the West: Or America Before Columbus (1872)
The Pioneers: A Tale of the Western Wilderness (1872)
Black Ivory: A Tale of Adventure Among the Slavers of East Africa (1873)
The Pirate City (1874)
Rivers Of Ice (1875)
The Settler and the Savage (1877)
In The Track Of The Troops (1878)
Jarwin and Cuffy (1878)
Six Months At The Cape (1879)
The Lonely Island (1880)
Philosopher Jack (1880)
Post Haste (1880)
My Doggie and I (1881)
The Giant of the North: Or Pokings Around the Pole (1882)
The Battery and the Boiler (1883)
Battles With The Sea (1883)
The Madman and the Pirate (1883)
The Thorogood Family (1883)
Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished (1884)
The Young Trawler (1884)
The Island Queen (1885)
Twice Bought (1885)
The Lively Poll: A Tale of the North Sea (1886)
The Prairie Chief (1886)
Red Rooney (1886)
The Big Otter (1887)
The Fugitives: Or the Tyrant Queen of Madagascar (1887)
Blue Lights: Hot Work In The Soudan: A Tale Of Soldier Life (1888)
The Middy and the Moors (1888)
Blown to Bits: Or, the Lonely Man of Rakata (1889)
The Crew of the Water Wagtail (1889)
The Eagle Cliff (1889)
Charlie To The Rescue (1890)
The Garret and the Garden (1890)
The Buffalo Runners (1891)
A Coxswain's Bride (1891)
The Hot Swamp (1892)
Hunted and Harried (1892)
Personal Reminiscences In Book Making (1893)
The Walrus Hunters (1893)
Wrecked But Not Ruined (1895)
Hudson Bay: Or, Every-day Life in the Wilds of North America During Six Years' Residence in the Territories of the Hon. Hudson Bay Company (1912)
Fort Desolation (2004)
Jeff Benson: Or the Young Coastguardsman (2004)
Why I Did Not Go To Sea (2004)



















 

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