In Patagonia
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In Patagonia

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The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through "the uttermost part of the earth"--that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome--in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • photo plates.
  • 0142437190
  • 9780142437193
  • 35,586

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"A book to stand on the shelf with Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, and Paul Theroux." --The New York Times Book Review"Bruce Chatwin joins the ranks of the great British travel writers with In Patagonia." --The Washington Postshow more

About Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was the author of In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebooks.show more

Table of contents

In PatagoniaIntroduction by Nicholas Shakespeare In Patagoniashow more

Review Text

"A book to stand on the shelf with Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, and Paul Theroux." - The New York Times Book Review "Bruce Chatwin joins the ranks of the great British travel writers with In Patagonia ." - The Washington Postshow more

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