American Places

American Places

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Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143039747
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A book about America by one of the greatest writers of the American West

“This book is an attempt, by sampling, to say something about how the American people and the American land have interacted, how they have shaped one another; what patterns of life, with what chances of continuity, have arisen out of the confrontations between an unformed society and a virgin continent. Perhaps it is less a book about the American land than some ruminationsabout the making of America. . . . We are the unfinished product of a long becoming.”
—from American Places

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Table of Contents

American Places
Preface
Foreword

American Places

Inheritance
The Northeast Kingdom
Last Exit to America
The River
Dead Heart of the West
Crow Country
High Plateaus
The New Riders of the Purple Sage
The Redwood Curtain
There It Is: Take It
Life Along the Fault Line
Remnants
Unfinished Business

Bibliography
Index

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