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Monkey Wrench Gang

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Monkey Wrench Gang

by Abbey, Edward

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
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Good in Poor dust jacket
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Philadelphia And New York: J. B. Lippincott Company. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0397010842 . Stated first edition. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, dated 11/4/88 in St. Paul. Black paper boards quarter bound with red cloth. Silver lettering on spine and monkey wrench stamped in silver on cover. Moderate soiling and staining; spine is slightly slanted; minor rubbing to edges. White illustrated dust jacket with black lettering on cover and spine. Jacket is wrapped in mylar and is in poor condition. Front flap is missing; significant chipping and creasing to edges; extensive tearing along folds with back flap mostly separated and 3.5 inch tear to front joint; some toning and soiling. Binding is tight. Interior has occasional marginalia in pen. Map design on endpapers. Edward Abbey's classic ecological thriller follows a group of "eco-raiders" with a healthy distrust of technology and a hatred for greedy corporations that threaten to destroy the wilderness of the desert southwest. Our store name, Back of Beyond, was lifted from this novel. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 352 pp; Signed by Author .


The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel written by American author Edward Abbey (1927–1989), published in 1975. Easily Abbey's most famous fiction work, the novel concerns the use of sabotage to protest environmentally damaging activities in the American Southwest, and was so influential that the term "monkeywrench" has come to mean, besides sabotage and damage to machines, any violence, sabotage, activism, law-making, or law-breaking to preserve wilderness, wild spaces and ecosystems.


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Monkey Wrench Gang
Abbey, Edward
Book Condition
Used - Good in Poor dust jacket
First Edition
J. B. Lippincott Company
Place of Publication
Philadelphia And New York
Date Published
0397010842, Ed Abbey, Environmental Activism, Ecoterrorism, SOUTHWEST

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Moab, Utah

About Back of Beyond Books

Located in the heart of the desert southwest Back of Beyond Books is an indie bookstore in Moab, Utah. The name of the store was drawn from one of Edward Abbey's most well-known fiction titles, The Monkey Wrench Gang. We specialize in natural history, environmental literature, southwestern guidebooks & maps, Native American books, and Western history. But we also carry a wild assortment of fiction, science, philosophy, current affairs, rare books, and generally other cool stuff.


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