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Mason & Dixon

Pynchon, Thomas

Published by New York, NY, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, 1997, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1997
ISBN 10: 0805037586 / ISBN 13: 9780805037586
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Title: Mason & Dixon

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, 1997, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition


Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Ed. so stated, 1st Printing, numbered row beginning with 1, HB/DJ, F/NF, 773 pp. Demco mylar cover put on DJ; 3/8" tear at front top edge near spine corner colored-in with black marker on black letter so as to hardly show. Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that has come to be known as the Mason-Dixon Line. Here the National Book Award-winning author imagines their story in an updated 18th-century novel featuring Native Americans, frontier folk, naval warfare, conspiracies, erotic and political, and major caffeine abuse. Bookseller Inventory # 4528

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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.

Review: "Pynchon's finest work yet...if anyone is still looking for the Great American Novel...then this may well be it" (Brian Morton Scotland on Sunday)

"A rollicking, picaresque tale... playful, erudite and funny" ( New York Times)

"Very grand and mad and beautiful...I can't remember ever having reviewed a more original novel... and if America produces a novel to come near this marvellous, proliferating thing this decade, I promise to eat it" (Philip Hensher Spectator)

"Pynchon offers readers a trip as long and full of yearning as that of his heroes" ( New Yorker)

"A hugely ambitous cases all of Mr Pynchon's gifts as a writer: his magical abilty to fuse history and fable, science and science fiction; his Swiftean grasp of satire and his vaudevillian's sense of farce. It's a book that testifies to his remarkable powers of invention and his sheer power as a storyteller... as moving as it is cerebral, as poignant as it is daring" ( New York Times)

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