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The Mosquito Coast by  Paul Theroux - 1st - 1981 - from Inklings & Yarnspinners (SKU: IYC128423)

The Mosquito Coast

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The Mosquito Coast

by Theroux, Paul

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Very good, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, green boards good, gilt spine titling bright; text block firm; pages unmarked but brownin
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1981. 1st. h/b. Very good, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, green boards good, gilt spine titling bright; text block firm; pages unmarked but browning throughout.. 8vo (230 x 150 / 9"" x 6""). The Mosquito Coast - winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize - is a breathtaking novel about fanaticism and a futile search for utopia from bestseller Paul Theroux. Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilisation and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius keeps them alive, his hoarse tirades harrying them through a diseased and dirty Eden towards unimaginable darkness. Made into a film starring Harrison Ford.

Synopsis

In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger.

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Bookseller
Inklings & Yarnspinners GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
IYC128423
Title
The Mosquito Coast
Author
Theroux, Paul
Format/binding
H/b
Book condition
Used - Very good, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, green boards good, gilt spine titling bright; text block firm; pages unmarked but brownin
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hamish Hamilton
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1981
Pages
392
Keywords
1st, fiction, Latin America, Theroux, prize
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.6 g
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9\"\" x 6\"\")

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