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Mason and Dixon

Mason and Dixon( )
Author: Pynchon, Thomas
ISBN:978-0-8050-5837-6
Publication Date:Apr 1998
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Owl Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

The New York Times Best Book of the Year, 1997 Time Magazine Best Book of the Year 1997 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, featuring Native Americans and frontier folk, ripped bodices, naval warfare, conspiracies erotic and...
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Book Details
Pages:784
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.18 x 9.26 x 1.99 Inches
Book Weight:2.4 Pounds
Author Biography
Pynchon, Thomas (Author)
Thomas Pynchon was born in Glen Cove, New York on May 8, 1937. In 1959 he graduated with a B.A. in English from Cornell, where he had taken Vladimir Nabokov's famous course in modern literature after studying engineering physics and serving in the U.S. Navy for two years. He worked as a technical writer at Boeing for two and a half years.

Pynchon won the Faulkner First Novel Award for V. in 1963, and in The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), again his symbolism and commentary on the United States and human isolation have been praised as intricate and masterly, though some reviewers found it to be maddeningly dense. With this book Pynchon won the Rosenthal Foundation Award. Gravity's Rainbow, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 1974, is in part a fictional elegy and meditation on death and an encyclopedic work that jumps through time. Pynchon has also written numerous essays, reviews, and introductions, plus the fictional works Slow Learner, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, and Inherent Vice. His title Bleeding Edge made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

He is famous for his reclusive nature, although he has made several animated appearances on The Simpsons television series.

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