Edward Abbey, a onetime forest ranger, was born in Home, Pennsylvania, and spent most of his life in the American Southwest. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the muchcelebrated Desert Solitaire, which decried the waste of America's wilderness and established Abbey as one of the country's foremost defenders of the natural environment. Abbey died in 1989.
Edward Abbey's first published novel is a modern-day western set in New Mexico. Its hero, Jack Burns, is a man unable to come to terms with an increasingly civilized west, who... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2001
I liked Edward Abbey long before I read his work as I saw the movie adaptation of this book "Lonely Are The Brave" back in the Sixties. Read morePublished on June 23 2001 by George G. Kiefer
This is one of Abbey's first books and will seem to be crudely written if you have read him before. For me it was interesting to see how far he came in his writing style. Read morePublished on March 13 2001 by Houston Gray
The philisophic dichotomies Abbey establishes with Bondi and Burns shows the two sides of a consciousness (cuate). Read morePublished on Sept. 26 1999
For those who weren't lucky to have read Abbey chronologically, I'm afraid there are layers that you have missed. (The cowboy for instance. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 1999
I am a great fan of Abbey. But after reading several of his books, I am almost convinced that he was a far better essayist than a novelist. Read morePublished on July 25 1999
After reading "The Monkey Wrench Gang" and his opus "A Fool's Progress", I was let down by this particular Abbey effort. Read morePublished on Dec 1 1998 by :)