Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-335) and index.
Introduction -- Part one. Tales of the sportsman-hunter. 1. "What luxury it is" : elite hunting enters the Gilded Age ; 2. Fall of the workplace, rise of the hunt ; 3. Making meaning out of moose : constructing the hunting narrative ; 4. The business of narrative ; 5. Whitney rising -- Part two. Fellow travelers. 6. Diana's own : women and the big-game hunt ; 7. Sportsmen of the breed : British and American hunters -- Part three. Discourse and consequences. 8. Stories of guides and gunbearers ; 9. Dreaming of Howley : conservation and the uses of discourse ; 10. The end of the hunt : conservation and the limits of discourse -- Afterword.