Biography

Edward Abbey loved the South Western deserts, and much of his writing was set there. His book "Desert Solitaire" prompted Larry McMurtry of the Washington Post to name him "the Thoreau of the American West".

Chronological Publication Listing (as at Nov 28, 2004)

1954 - Jonathan Troy [F]
1956 - The Brave Cowboy [F]
1962 - Fire on the Mountain [F]
1968 - Desert Solitaire [NF]
1970 - Appalachian Wilderness [NF]
1971 - Black Sun [F]
1971 - Slickrock [NF]
1973 - Cactus Country [NF]
1975 - The Monkey Wrench Gang [F]
1977 - The Journey Home [NF]
1977 - The Hidden Canyon [NF]
1979 - Abbey's Road [NF]
1979 - Desert Images [NF]
1980 - Good News [F]
1982 - Down the River [NF]
1984 - In Praise of Mountain Lions [NF]
1984 - Beyond the Wall [NF]
1984 - The Best of Edward Abbey (aka as Slumgullion Stew) [ANTH]
1988 - The Fool's Progress [F]
1988 - One Life at a Time, Please [NF]
1989 - Hayduke Lives! [F]
1989 - A Voice Crying in the Wilderness [NF]
1994 - Confessions of a Barbarian: Selections from the Journals of Edward Abbey, 1951-1989 [NF,ANTH]
1994 - Earth Apples [V]
1995 - The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader [SS]

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Important Web Sites

Edward Abbey on the Open Directory Project.
Abbey's Web


Author
Date of birth: January 29, 1927
Place of birth: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Date of death: March 14, 1989
Place of death: Tucson, Arizona
Genre: Non-fiction, Fiction