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Mason & Dixon: A Novel, Pynchon, Thomas
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Author Name:    Pynchon, Thomas

Title:   Mason & Dixon: A Novel

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Picador 

ISBN Number:   0312423209 / 9780312423209

Seller ID:   ING9780312423209

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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, featuring Native Americans and frontier folk, ripped bodices, naval warfare, conspiracies erotic and political, and major caffeine abuse. We follow the mismatched 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.



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