Desert Solitaire: A Season In The Wilderness

Mass Market Paperback | January 12, 1985

byEdward Abbey

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"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEW
Edward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land before him, the world around him, and the heart that beat within, is a fascinating, sometimes raucous, always personal account of a place that has already disappeared, but is worth remembering and living through again and again.

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"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEWEdward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land befo...

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"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEWEdward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land befo...

Edward Abbey was born January 29, 1927 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Home. After military service in Naples, Italy, from 1945-47, he enrolled in Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a year before traveling to the West. He fell in love with the desert Southwest and eventually attended the University of New Mexico, wh...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:January 12, 1985Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345326490

ISBN - 13:9780345326492

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An oldie but relevant Reading this book, in the sixties, makes me wonder what the state of our planet would be if Abbey's voice had been heeded forty years ago
Date published: 2008-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incomparable Absolute best book about PLACE ever written. If you don't leave everything and head for the Colorado Plateau, you haven't read it.
Date published: 2006-03-23