The Mosquito Coast

Theroux, Paul

Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1982
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paul Theroux's novel is the spellbinding adventure story of a family that rejects its homeland and tries to find a happier and simpler life in the jungles of Central America. The Mosquito Coast has the fascination of an ironic version of Robinson Crusoe or the sardonic Swiss family Robinson, along with deeper levels akin to those of the Lord of the flies. A fine movie staring Harrison Ford was made of the book. Book is a new limited edition (261 of 350) copy in a fine slip case. A rare Theroux collectible. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Allie Fox hates America and everything about the 20th century, so he decides to take his wife and two sons to live a better and simpler life in the Honduran jungle. However, when he starts to go mad, life for his family becomes much more frightening than ever before. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

Product Description: Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilization and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius keeps them alive, his hoarse tirades harrying them through a diseased and dirty Eden towards unimaginable darkness. 'An epic of paranoid obsession that swirls the reader headlong to deposit him on a mudbank of horror' - Christopher Wordsworth, "Guardian".

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Title: The Mosquito Coast
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 1982
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition

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