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Far Tortuga

Matthiessen, Peter

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ISBN 10: 039449461X / ISBN 13: 9780394494616
Published by Random House, U.S.A., 1975
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Modern First Editions Boston (Boston, MA, U.S.A.)

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First edition with number line indicating second printing. Fine copy in Very good minus dustwrapper. Half inch tear to top of DJ front and some folding at edges. There is a slight yellow fading about 1/4 inches wide on top and bottom of cover pages, otherwise unmarked and completely clean copy. Summary: Nine men aboard an old Caribbean schooner drift in search of the fishing grounds of their forefathers, to find only a modern world in which they have no place. This powerful story of the sea is also a resonantly symbolic account of the relations between man and nature. Bookseller Inventory # 000399

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Title: Far Tortuga

Publisher: Random House, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself.

"Beautiful and original...a resonant and symbolical story of nine doomed men who dream of an earthly paradise as the world winds down around them." —Newsweek

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An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself.

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