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The Songlines

Bruce Chatwin

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ISBN 10: 0224024523 / ISBN 13: 9780224024525
Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A clean copy of the First Edition in a clean glassine jacket. The limited, numbered SIGNED Edition! Published as a LONDON LIMITED EDITION.; 1.1 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 293 pages; UK hardback first impression. VG with some page tanning and a fractional lean to spine. The jacket is VG, unclipped with some very light creasing to edges. Jonathan Cape 1987.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 270850

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Title: The Songlines

Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Bruce Chatwin—author of In Patagonia—ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks." Along these timeless paths, amongst the fortune hunters and redneck Australians, racist policemen and mysterious Aboriginal holy men, he discovers a wondrous vision of man's place in the world.

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The late Bruce Chatwin carved out a literary career as unique as any writer's in this century: his books included In Patagonia, a fabulist travel narrative, The Viceroy of Ouidah, a mock-historical tale of a Brazilian slave-trader in 19th century Africa, and The Songlines, his beautiful, elegiac, comic account of following the invisible pathways traced by the Australian aborigines. Chatwin was nothing if not erudite, and the vast, eclectic body of literature that underlies this tale of trekking across the outback gives it a resonance found in few other recent travel books. A poignancy, as well, since Chatwin's untimely death made The Songlines one of his last books.

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