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Edward Abbey was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, on January 29, 1927. He served two years in the US Armed Forces as a military police officer in Italy. Following his military service he earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English and a master's degree in philosophy at the University of New Mexico. Abbey spent a year at Edinburgh University as a Fulbright scholar, and later, a year at Stanford University on a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship.

Abbey is the author of books both factual and fictional, including his best-known work The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975) and it's sequel Hayduke Lives!(1990). His writing is characterized by his wit, cynicism, and love of the wilderness. His books often explore his passion for environmental activism and anarchist political views. Edward Abbey died in 1989.

Edward Abbey Book List

Edward Abbey Bibliography


Fiction

  • Jonathan Troy - 1954
  • The Brave Cowboy - 1956
  • Fire on the Mountain - 1962
  • Black Sun - 1971
  • The Monkey Wrench Gang - 1975
  • Good News - 1980
  • The Fool's Progress - 1988
  • Hayduke Lives - 1990
  • Earth Apples: The Poetry of Edward Abbey - 1994

Non-fiction

  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness - 1968
  • Appalachian Wilderness - 1970
  • Slickrock - 1971
  • Cactus Country - 1973
  • The Journey Home - 1977
  • The Hidden Canyon - 1977
  • Abbey's Road - 1979
  • Desert Images - 1979
  • Down the River (with Henry Thoreau & Other Friends) - 1982
  • In Praise of Mountain Lions - 1984
  • Beyond the Wall - 1984
  • One Life at a Time, Please - 1988
  • A Voice Crying in the Wilderness: Notes from a Secret Journal - 1989
  • Confessions of a Barbarian: Selections from the Journals of Edward Abbey, 19511989 - 1994
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