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42nd Parallel

42nd Parallel - 69 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451524577

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ISBN13: 978-0451524577
ISBN10: 0451524578
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Edition/Copyright: 69
Publisher: Signet Classics
Published: 1969
International: No

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42nd Parallel - 69 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451524577

John Dos Passos

ISBN13: 978-0451524577
ISBN10: 0451524578
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 69
Publisher: Signet Classics

Published: 1969
International: No
Summary

With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising THE 42nd PARALLEL, 1919, and THE BIG MONEY, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their ''own little corners,'' John Dos Passos was taking on the world. Counted as one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library and by some of the finest writers working today, U.S.A. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation, buzzing with history and life on every page.

The trilogy opens with THE 42nd PARALLEL, where we find a young country at the dawn of the twentieth century. Slowly, in stories artfully spliced together, the lives and fortunes of five characters unfold. Mac, Janey, Eleanor, Ward, and Charley are caught on the storm track of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. As their lives cross and double back again, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances.

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