Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey

By Edward Abbey

First released in 1968, wasteland Solitaire is certainly one of Edward Abbey's such a lot severely acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the area of nonfiction writing. Written whereas Abbey used to be operating as a ranger at Arches nationwide Park outdoor of Moab, Utah, wilderness Solitaire is an extraordinary view of 1 man's quest to event nature in its purest form.

Through prose that's by means of turns passionate and poetic, Abbey displays at the situation of our closing desolate tract and the way forward for a civilization that can't reconcile itself to dwelling within the wildlife in addition to his personal inner fight with morality. because the global maintains its quick improvement, Abbey's cry to keep up the ordinary fantastic thing about the West continues to be simply as appropriate at the present time as while this e-book used to be written.

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By Edward Abbey

First released in 1968, wasteland Solitaire is certainly one of Edward Abbey's such a lot severely acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the area of nonfiction writing. Written whereas Abbey used to be operating as a ranger at Arches nationwide Park outdoor of Moab, Utah, wilderness Solitaire is an extraordinary view of 1 man's quest to event nature in its purest form.

Through prose that's by means of turns passionate and poetic, Abbey displays at the situation of our closing desolate tract and the way forward for a civilization that can't reconcile itself to dwelling within the wildlife in addition to his personal inner fight with morality. because the global maintains its quick improvement, Abbey's cry to keep up the ordinary fantastic thing about the West continues to be simply as appropriate at the present time as while this e-book used to be written.

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