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THE FOOL'S PROGRESS

Abbey, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0370313313 / ISBN 13: 9780370313313
Published by The Bodley Head, London, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Best known for his earlier novel, "The Monkey Wrench Gang," which became a cult classic of the nation's radical environmentalists, Abbey's seventh work of fiction and his last to be published before his death in 1989, is the life story of Henry Holyoak Lightcap, told by him during a 3,500-mile journey across the U.S. from Tucson, Arizona, to Stump Creek, West Virginia; a remainder mark on bottom edge of text, o/w clean, tight, square; dustjacket shows only very minor surface and edgewear. Collectable. Bookseller Inventory # 003632

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Title: THE FOOL'S PROGRESS

Publisher: The Bodley Head, London

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Printing, First UK Edition

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NY 1989 First edition ( stated) Henry Holt. ISBN 0-8050-0921-3. Hardcover. Octavo, cloth. VG, some spotting on fore-edges, tiny bump in front lower edge, in VG DJ.

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Just before he died in 1989, Ed Abbey published what he called his "honest novel," one loosely based on his own life. Early in its opening pages, Abbey's alter ego, Lightcap, takes off from his nearly empty home (its contents just removed by a disgruntled spouse) in Tucson, Arizona--but not before shooting his refrigerator, a hated symbol of civilization. Lightcap makes a winding journey by car to his boyhood home in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, calling on old friends along the road, visiting Indian reservations and out-of-the-way bars, and reminiscing about the triumphs and follies of his life. Readers would be mistaken to view this as pure autobiography, but The Fool's Progress nonetheless is an illuminating look into Abbey's time and his way of thinking, especially on matters of ecology and other social issues. It's also a picaresque tale humorously and artfully told, a book that Abbey himself rightly regarded as one of his best works of fiction. --Gregory McNamee

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