This is a land of horses and motorcycles, high-tech weaponry and primitive courage, and the struggle for the American future is mounting in intensity. American civilization as the twentieth century knew it has crumbled. In good news, edward abbey’s acclaimed underground classic, the West is wild again. In the great southwest, whites and indians together, a new breed of settler, is creating a new way of life in the wilderness—a pastoral economy—with skills and savvy resurrected from the pre-industrial past.
Meanwhile, in a last surviving bastion of urban life, the remnants of the power elite are girding their armed forces to re-impose the old order. With this boldly satirical imaginary world, Abbey asks us to look around and take stock of what we value—before it is too late. No quarter is asked or given, and the outcome hangs in perilous balance against a background of magnificent nature and eternal human verities.
The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time Harper Perennial Modern Classics
He rides a feisty chestnut mare across the New West—a once beautiful land now smothered beneath airstrips and superhighways. Harper Perennial. It follows jack Burns, a loner at odds with modern civilization. With local law enforcement, and the military on their tails, the feds, the cowboy and his horse race towards their destiny.
From acclaimed author and literary genius edward Abbey comes this classic novel that inspired the motion picture Lonely Are The Brave—a stirring and unforgettable tribute to the American hero and the American West. The brave cowboy is a classic of modern Western literature. An "anarchist cowboy, " he lives by a personal code of ethics that sets him on a collision course with the keepers of law and order.
. After a prison breakout plan goes awry, Whisky, pursued across the desert towards the mountains that lead to Mexico, he finds himself and his horse, and to freedom.
Hayduke Lives!: A Novel
This superb sequel to the monkey wrench Gang, in fact, the novel that was called ribald, scandalous by Smithsonian, and, outrageous, is finally available in paperback. Harper Perennial. Hayduke, an ex-green beret and wilderness avenger, was last seen hanging from a cliff, under fire from both a helicopter and a posse.
Now he's back, fighting against the despoilers of the earth.
Black Sun: A Novel Harper Perennial Modern Classics
The voice that speaks in this book is the passionate voice of the forest, ” Abbey writes, and the joy of love, “the madness of desire, and the anguish of final loss. Harper Perennial. Like lady chatterley’s lover, he initiates her into the rites of sex and the stark, secret harmonies of his wilderness kingdom.
. Then she mysteriously disappears, plunging him into desolation. Black sun is a singular novel in abbey’s repertoire, a romantic story of a solitary man’s passion for the outdoors and for a woman who is his wilderness muse. Like most honest novels, Black Sun is partly autobiographical, mostly invention, and entirely true.
She, in turn, awakens in him the pleasure of love. Now in a harper perennial modern classics edition, from Edward Abbey, the timeless novel that chronicles a reckless romance in the wilderness, one of America’s foremost defenders of the natural environment. Black sun is a bittersweet love story involving an iconoclastic forest ranger and a freckle-faced “American princess” half his age.
The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel
The fool's progress, the "fat masterpiece" as edward abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to his approaching death in Tuscon at age sixty two. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse a stand-in for the "real" Abbey begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined to make peace with his past--and to wage one last war against the ravages of "progress.
A profane, wildly funny, overbearing, brash, exquisite tour de force. The chicago Tribune Harper Perennial. When his third wife abandons him in tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia.
Abbey's Road Plume
They see the wilderness disappearing, slipping away, receding into an inaccessible past. He sees much more than I did. On a desert island off Mexico and in the Sierra Madres. But they are mistaken. On lake powell in Utah and in the living American desert. It is vintage Abbey. It is enlightenment. The natural world, as we call it, out of reach, mysterious, has already become remote, in the minds of urban and suburban Americans.
I have been along a few of Mr. It is adventure. Indeed, reading him is often better than being there was. John leonard, author of Reading for My Life Harper Perennial. In australian cattle country and in the primitive outback. On the rio grande and in the great Southwest. Not the sort of excitement that makes morning headlines or the nightly news.
That world can still be rescued… that is my main excuse for this book. Edward abbey you are about to visit some of the most exciting places on earth. Instead it is the excitement that comes from experiencing the natural world as it always has been and should be, and seeing human beings living in tune with its subtlest rhythms.
The Journey Home: Some Words in the Defense of the American West Plume
Great product! He can be wildly funny, ferociously acerbic, and unexpectedly moving as he ardently champions our natural wilderness and castigates those who would ravish it for the perverse pleasure of profit. The journey home ranges from the surreal cityscapes of Hoboken and Manhattan to the solitary splendor of the deserts and mountains of the Southwest.
Harper Perennial. It is alive with ranchers, dam builders, kissing bugs, and mountain lions. In a voice edged with chagrin, edward abbey offers a portrait of the American West that we’ll not soon forget, offering us the observations of a man who left the urban world behind to think about the natural world and the myths buried therein.
. Abbey, our foremost “ecological philosopher, ” has a voice like no other.
Down the River Plume
Down the river is a collection of essays both timeless and timely. It is, edward abbey at his best, in short, where and when we need him most. Filled with fiery dawns, blindness, it is charged as well with heartfelt, and radiant sandstone canyons, rampageous rage at human greed, wild and shining rivers, and folly.
At the same time, it is an impassioned condemnation of what is being done to our natural heritage in the name of progress, profit, and security. It is an exploration of the abiding beauty of some of the last great stretches of American wilderness on voyages down rivers where the body and mind float free, and the grandeur of nature gives rise to meditations on everything from the life of Henry David Thoreau to the militarization of the open range.
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One Life at a Time, Please
Used book in Good Condition. From stories about cattlemen, his beloved desert, fellow critics, and technocrats to thoughts on sin and redemption, cities, this is one of our most treasured writers at the height of his powers. Harper Perennial. Great product! .
Beyond the Wall
Used book in Good Condition. Great product! In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.
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Fire on the Mountain
Great product! Used book in Good Condition. Now with a new introduction by new york times bestseller douglas brinkley the wilderness warrior, Walter Cronkite, this extraordinary tale by the legendary icon of the environmentalism movement and author of The Monkey Wrench Gang proudly celebrates rugged American individualism, as it tells the story of one tough old loner’s stand against the combined, well-armed forces of government that are determined to clear him from his land Harper Perennial.
The thoreau of the American West. Larry mcmurty, author of lonesome Dove“Abbey is a fresh breath from the father reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier. Houston chronicle“One of the very best writers to deal with the American West. Washington posta half-century after its original publication, still retains its beauty, power, Fire on the Mountain, Edward Abbey’s classic 1962 novel, and relevance.
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