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eBook Tramp Royal ePub
Author: Tim Couzens
Language: English
ISBN: 0869754165
ISBN13: 978-0869754160
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press (January 1, 1992)
Pages: 120
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 256
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Ever since I accidentally tripped over the book. Trader Horn, which then lead me to his other two books, I wondered what happened in the 50 years after these fine works

Ever since I accidentally tripped over the book. Trader Horn, which then lead me to his other two books, I wondered what happened in the 50 years after these fine works. That is to say, while he and Ethelreda Lewis wrote Trader Horn and the 2 subsequent ones, they ended some 50 years before they were ever written. I, like many others were left wondering, what ever happened to .

Tim Couzens (1944–2016) was a South African literary and social historian, and travel writer. He was educated at Durban High School, Rhodes University, and the University of the Witwatersrand. He won a number of awards for his works, and was employed in the Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Couzens authored 16 distinct works and was also involved in the publication of Nelson Mandela's "Conversations With Myself".

In "Tramp Royal", by means of a piece of biographical detective work, Tim Couzens picks up the fading trail of Aloysius Smith, alias Trader Horn, from Lancashire in the 1860s, through the frontiers of Africa, Buffalo Bill's America, Cockney London in the 1890s, gunrunning in Madagascar, the Boer War in South Africa to the doss house in Johannesburg.

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the true story of Trader Horn with such of his philosophy as is the gift of age and experience learned in his quest from Joss House to Doss House. Published 1992 by Ravan Press, Witwatersrand University Press in Johannesburg, South Africa. Adventure and adventurers, Authors, English, Biography, Description and travel, English Authors, Travelers. Alfred Aloysius Horn, Trader Horn (1861-1931).

When an elderly itinerant trader from a doss house in Johannesburg turned up on the veranda of novelist Ethelreda Lewis's suburban home, she was so enthralled by his reminiscences that she turned them into a biographical narrative which became the world bestseller for 1927. Popular though the book was, it did not take long before the veracity of Lewis's tale about Trader Horn was being called into question by many who believed the work was fiction, or a hoax. In "Tramp Royal", by means of a piece of biographical detective work, Tim Couzens picks up the fading trail of Aloysius Smith, alias Trader Horn, from Lancashire in the 1860s, through the frontiers of Africa, Buffalo Bill's America, Cockney London in the 1890s, gunrunning in Madagascar, the Boer War in South Africa to the doss house in Johannesburg. It is the tale of an unquenchable free spirit forever in search of adventure and Couzens tells it with a verve and enjoyment entirely appropriate to the larger-than-life character he celebrates.
Hadadel
Tramp Royal by Tim Couzens is an extraordinary account of the life of Alfred Aloysius Smith, aka, Trader Horn.

Ever since I accidentally tripped over the book. Trader Horn, which then lead me to his other two books, I wondered what happened in the 50 years after these fine works. That is to say, while he and Ethelreda Lewis wrote Trader Horn and the 2 subsequent ones, they ended some 50 years before they were ever written. I, like many others were left wondering, what ever happened to A.A. Smith after his 20’s?

Tramp Royal scratched that itch and as I came to the end of this excellent account of Trader Horn, I felt sad that his life was coming to an end for me.

The detail in this wonderful book must be read rather than described which I am unable to do anyway. I cannot imagine the time and devotion Mr. Couzens put into this wonderful accumulation of Wish Smiths life. It provided me with sad but thankful closure to this remarkable man.
Dogrel
First, I must admit that I read only about the first two hundred pages of TRAMP ROYAL (which, contrary to amazon.com's listing, is fully 623 pages long), and skimmed through the rest. I can recommend this book highly to those who have a vital interest in "Trader Horn" (né Aloysius Smith, 1861-1931) and a bit of time to read this account, which rambles about as much as the man himself.

"Trader Horn" achieved near-worldwide fame in the late 1920s with the publication of "Trader Horn, Being the Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn, the Works Written By Himself at the Age of Seventy-Three, and the Life, with Such of His Philosophy as is the Gift of Age and Experience, Taken Down here and Edited By Ethelreda Lewis." Mrs. Lewis, a novelist living in Johannesburg in the `20s, encountered the elderly Horn (at age sixty-five, not seventy-three), heard his tales of a dramatic, peripatetic life, and worked with him to write the book (followed within a few years by two sequels).

Horn's account of his life as a "white trader" in west central Africa (specifically, the Ogowe River region of what is now the nation of Gabon), c.1880, thrilled thousands of readers in the late 1920s and became a huge best-seller in Britain, the United States and several other countries. "Trader Horn," which Smith adopted as a pseudonym, also became the subject of an MGM motion picture, one of the earliest Hollywood films to be produced on location in Africa. (TRAMP ROYAL devotes a chapter to the making of the 1931 film, which created a template for Hollywood movies about Africa for the next forty years or so.)

Even in his lifetime, some critics questioned the veracity of Smith's tales and accused him of writing fiction rather than a genuine memoir. Smith wasn't overly concerned about dates and other fine points of historical accuracy. Along with his own name, he also changed the names of certain other people and places that figured in his stories, probably to avoid embarrassing certain individuals who still were living in 1927, or to avoid legal hassles. Some critics even suggested that Mrs. Lewis had invented not only the stories, but Smith himself, though her publishers took some pains to refute such allegations.

Tim Couzens became interested in the story and stories of Trader Horn several years ago, and in the 1980s he started a close pursuit of the man. The thrill that many of us derive from delving into past lives and events is palpable in Couzen's account of his own research, which took him from South Africa to Britain to the United States and back to Africa over a period of several years. He was fortunate in locating relatives of Aloysius Smith and a number of other books, documents, and people who could corroborate the tales (or most of them).

Given that he was chasing a trail long gone cold, Couzens managed to find out a great deal about Smith - his family and childhood in Lancashire, his education in Liverpool, the years in Gabon, his return to England and his marriage and fatherhood, a subsequent move to America that saw him work with Buffalo Bill Cody and move from Colorado to Arizona to Oklahoma to Pittsburgh, then back to Africa, then ... well, Smith got around to a lot of places, living his last thirty years or so as an itinerant bricklayer, painter, peddler, and frequently a hobo. He wound up back in South Africa in the 1920s, living in a flophouse before his fateful encounter with Mrs. Lewis made him world-famous.

I can't help but admire Couzens's dogged pursuit of Smith's life, and a fascinating life it is. As the author writes, TRAMP ROYAL is a saga of freedom, of living life where it takes you and savoring the bad days and years as well as the good. But Couzens writes in a densely elegant style that some readers (okay, me) might find very slow going. And there are some portions of TRAMP ROYAL in which, in an effort to provide context for Smith's wanderings, Couzens goes overboard. One of Smith's acquaintances makes illegal liquor, so there's a two-page discourse on American moonshiners. Smith was living in Pittsburgh in the early 1890s, so there's a fair amount about the development of the steel industry in Pittsburgh. Couzens devotes an entire chapter to the sad story of Leo Frank, a Jewish businessman who was the victim of a notorious lynching in Georgia in 1915, because of one obscure reference in one of Smith's/Lewis's books. There's also a great deal of information about Smith's wife, children, siblings, and other relations that also takes a lot of time and space to traverse. The attempt at context and thoroughness is understandable and appreciated, but much of it distracts from TRAMP ROYAL's main focus.

As I said, for those with both the interest and time, or who would enjoy reading an elegantly written, leisurely biography about a fascinating (if not exactly vital) figure, TRAMP ROYAL should be enjoyable. I apologize for not having read it more thoroughly, but life is too short. So many books, so little time.
Banal
The three Trader Horn books published in the late 1920s still captivate, but their readers are necessarily left wanting to know more: what in them is fiction and what is fact? Can the tales related by the "Old Traveler" in the chapters of "The Ivory Coast in the Earlies" and in the conversations transcribed by Ethelreda Lewis be believed? This book was obviously a labor of love for Tim Couzens who has skillfully filled in the details of the extraordinary life of Aloysius Smith. Tramp Royal is a great read and an impressive job of detective work and scholarship that vastly adds to one's appreciation of these wonderful books. It will also be of interest to those wanting to know more about the making of the 1931 W.S.Van Dyke movie based on the first of the books. Fans of Trader Horn should check out the "Aloysius Smith a.k.a. Trader Horn" group on Facebook.
Super P
Many thought Trader Horn's autobiography was fictional. Couzens shows it was anything but. A remarkable character, and a relative.
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