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In Paradise: A Novel

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2015

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2261950

ISBN: 1594633525

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. Remainder mark. 2015 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 250 pp. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it. One week in late autumn of 1996, a group gathers at the site of a former death camp. They offer prayer at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Je... View more info

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The Snow Leopard: The Astonishing Spiritual Odyssey of a Man in Search of Himself

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1979

Seller ID: 2207949

Condition: Good


Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1979 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopard is not only an exquisite book of natural history but an extraordinary account of an inner journey ; a 'true pilgrimage, a j... View more info

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Shadow Country

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274044

ISBN: 081298062X

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Page ridge lightly foxed. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 892 pp. 2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country,... View more info

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At Play in the Fields of the Lord

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2284436

ISBN: 0679737413

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Now a Major Motion Picture sticker on front wrapper, small surface tear along top edge of rear wrapper. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 373 pp. In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash. Martin Quarrier has come to convert the fearful and elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity. Lewis Moon, a stateless mercenary who is himself part Indian, has come to kill them on behalf of the local comandante. Out of their struggle, Peter Matthiessen has created an electrifying moral thril... View more info

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The Tree Where Man Was Born; The African Experience

By: Matthiessen, Peter; Porter, Eliot

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1972

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2260899

ISBN: 0525222650

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition (no price on jacket). Endpapers lightly foxed. 1972 Large Hardcover. 247 pp. In this classic volume, Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully and magically portrays the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years: the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter-gatherers; the drama of the predator kills; the hundreds of exotic animals; the breathtaking landscapes; the area's turbulent natural, political, and social histories; the adventures of the field biol... View more info