Items related to Monkey Wrench Gang

Abbey, Edward Monkey Wrench Gang

ISBN 13: 9780380007417

Monkey Wrench Gang

4.08 avg rating
( 23,968 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780380007417: Monkey Wrench Gang
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"And just what the hell are they planning next?"

The bridge, bedecked with bunting, steamers and Day-Glo banners, was ready. the throng prepared to unloose a cheer or two. Suddenly the center of the bridge rose up and broke in two along a jagged zigzag line. A sheet of read flame streamed skyward...

"This is their last stunt, Governor. We're on their tail, sir. We have a good idea who they are, how they poerate, and what they're planning next."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Ed Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang, his 1975 novel, a "comic extravaganza." Some readers have remarked that the book is more a comic book than a real novel, and it's true that reading this incendiary call to protect the American wilderness requires more than a little of the old willing suspension of disbelief. The story centers on Vietnam veteran George Washington Hayduke III, who returns to the desert to find his beloved canyons and rivers threatened by industrial development. On a rafting trip down the Colorado River, Hayduke joins forces with feminist saboteur Bonnie Abbzug, wilderness guide Seldom Seen Smith, and billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., and together they wander off to wage war on the big yellow machines, on dam builders and road builders and strip miners. As they do, his characters voice Abbey's concerns about wilderness preservation ("Hell of a place to lose a cow," Smith thinks to himself while roaming through the canyonlands of southern Utah. "Hell of a place to lose your heart. Hell of a place... to lose. Period"). Moving from one improbable situation to the next, packing more adventure into the space of a few weeks than most real people do in a lifetime, the motley gang puts fear into the hearts of their enemies, laughing all the while. It's comic, yes, and required reading for anyone who has come to love the desert. --Gregory McNamee

From the Publisher:

11 1.5-hour cassettes

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780061129766: The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0061129763 ISBN 13: 9780061129766
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006
Softcover

9780141187624: The Monkey Wrench Gang

Gardne..., 2004
Softcover

9780942688184: The Monkey Wrench Gang

Dream ..., 1985
Hardcover

9780060956448: Monkey Wrench Gang, The

HarpPe..., 2000
Softcover

9780380713394: The Monkey Wrench Gang

Harper..., 1992
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Abbey, Edward
Published by Avon (1976)
ISBN 10: 038000741X ISBN 13: 9780380007417
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Hafa Adai Books
(Moncks Corner, SC, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # Hafa_fresh_038000741X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 56.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Abbey, Edward
Published by Avon (1976)
ISBN 10: 038000741X ISBN 13: 9780380007417
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. In shrink wrap. Seller Inventory # Q-038000741X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.55
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Abbey, Edward
Published by Avon (1976)
ISBN 10: 038000741X ISBN 13: 9780380007417
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Campbell Bookstore
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # NewCamp038000741X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds