Mason and Dixon
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Mason and Dixon

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ISBN-13:
9780099771913
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.1998
Seiten:
773
Autor:
Thomas Pynchon
Gewicht:
572 g
Format:
197x129x48 mm
Serie:
Vintage Classics
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Pynchon, ThomasThomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason and Dixon, Against the Day, Inherent Vice and, most recently, Bleeding Edge. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.
Charles Mason (1728 -1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British Surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line. Here is their story as re-imagined by Thomas Pynchon, in an updated eighteenth-century novel featuring Native Americans and frontier folk, ripped bodices, naval warfare, conspiracies erotic and political and major caffeine abuse.

We follow the mismatch'd pair - one rollicking, the other depressive; one Gothic, the other pre-Romantic - from their first journey together to the Cape of Good Hope, to pre-Revoluntionary America and back, through the stange yet redemptive turns of fortune in their later lives, on a grand tour of the Enlightenment's dark hemisphere, as they observe and participate in the many opportunities for insanity presented them by the Age of Reason.
A hugley ambitious, epic work from this most inventive and creative author.
A hugley ambitious, epic work from this most inventive and creative author.