The Gorilla Hunters Author:R. M. Ballantyne In 1848 appeared Ballantyne's HUDSON'S BAY, OR, THE LIFE IN THE WILDS OF NORTH AMERICA. The autobiographical work depicted his youth and adventures in Canada. From 1856 he devoted himself entirely to free-lance writing and giving lectures. Ballantyne's first stories depicted the life in Canada, later works dealt with adventures in Britain, Afric... more »a, and elsewhere. After 1883 Balantyne lived in Harrow, Middlesex.
Among his other early works are SNOWFLAKES AND SUNBEAMS; OR, THE YOUNG FUR TRADER (1856), UNGAVA: A TALE OF ESKIMO LAND (1857), THE DOG CRUSOE (1860). Several of his books were based on personal experience.« less