Mason & Dixon

Pynchon, Thomas

Published by New York, NY, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, 1997, 1997
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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 #

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Synopsis: 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 political, 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-Revolutionary America and back, through the strange 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: A sprawling, complex, and comic work from one of the country's most celebrated and idiosyncratic authors, Mason & Dixon is Thomas Pynchon's Most Magickal reinvention of the 18th-century novel. It follows the lifelong partnership and adventures of the English surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon (of Mason-Dixon Line fame) as they travel the world mapping and measuring through an uncharted pre-Revolutionary America of Native Americans, white settlers, taverns, and bawdy establishments of ill-repute. Fans of the postmodern master of paranoia will recognize Pynchon's personality in the novel's first phrase: "Snow-Balls have flown their Arcs," a brief echo of the rockets that curve across the skies in the writer's masterpiece Gravity's Rainbow.

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Title: Mason & Dixon
Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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