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    DescriptionCharles 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, in an updated eighteenth-century novel featuring Native Americans and frontier folk, ripped bodices, naval warfare, conspiracies erotic and political and 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-Revoluntionary America and back, through the stange 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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    Title
    Mason and Dixon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Pynchon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099771913
    ISBN 10: 0099771918
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGM1012
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: AMER3720
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FV, FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland and, most recently, Against the Day. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.
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    Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland and, most recently, Against the Day. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.