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Book Information: Monkey Wrench Gang, the

Monkey Wrench Gang, the (1975) [Novel]
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A comic extravaganza. This book is comic relief from the first to the last page as we meet the four central characters and follow them through their escapades as the first 'hard-core' environmentalists of the American West. We meet George Washington Hayduke III, a retired green beret and as crude as they come, as he repays the sheriff's foul treatment that he has received by stealing his car and leaving it on the railway tracks. Doc, a medical doctor in a small town, expresses "Everyone has to have a hobby" as we find him engaged in his: he is burning down the billboards on the side of the highway. Bonnie, a beautiful but opinionated young woman, and Seldom Seen Smith, an unkempt wilderness guide complete the set as they set off to challenge the corporations that want to exploit the great outwest.

...oh my desert
yours is the only death I cannot bear.
—Richard Shelton

Original title: The Monkey Wrench Gang
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionWesternComedy and Parody
FictionWesternThe West Still Lives

Edition #1: Monkey Wrench Gang, the

Monkey Wrench Gang, the (1975)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A sad, hilarious, exuberant, vulgar fairy tale...it'll make you want to go out and blow up a dam. " The National Observer
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Monkey Wrench Gang, the (July 1, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial Classics
ISBN: 0060956445
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 1 in
Pages: 448

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Monkey Wrench Gang, the (February 1985)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Dream Press
ISBN: 094268818X
Dimensions: 5.9 x 9 x 1.5 in
Pages: 356

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Monkey Wrench Gang, the (November 1, 1976)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 038000741X
Dimensions: 4.5 x 7 x 1 in
Pages: 387

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