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Edward Abbey spent most of his life in the American Southwest. He was the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the celebrated Desert Solitaire, which decried the waste of America's wilderness, and the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, the title of which is still in use today to describe groups that purposefully sabotage projects and entities that degrade the environment. Abbey was also one of the country's foremost defenders of the natural environment. He died in 1989.
This is one of Abbey's first books and will seem to be crudely written if you have read him before.
I liked Edward Abbey long before I read his work as I saw the movie adaptation of this book "Lonely Are The Brave" back in the Sixties.
He is inevitably doomed by his own intransigence, and that is what makes the story more than just "sad": it is a genuine tragedy.
There are many typo's in this e version - weird punctuation, random capitol letters, and spelling errors. It was very distracting. Too bad.Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth Dodson
Nice short story. A little disappointing and depressing but it's about the way of the world and who's winning.Published 3 months ago by R. Traweek
I like Abbey, have read several of his books and books about him. This is a good read.Published 3 months ago by Richard R. Hewitt
The movie Lonely are the Brave I Always loved. The book is excellent and Abbey is a easy to read writer whether you are a eleven year old or older. I am very glad I bought it.Published 10 months ago by Twyla Sherman
I've camped in the desert regularly for 45 years and was introduced to Abbey's Desert Solitaire in the mid 1970's. Read morePublished 14 months ago by w.brent parsons
This is the book on which the 1962 movie "Lonely Are the Brave", starring Kirk Douglas, was based. Read morePublished 14 months ago by S. D. Martin
I have become a fan of Edward Abbey, so long after his death. Never knew this book existed or that it was the basis for the movie Lonely Are the Brave until I read The... Read morePublished 14 months ago by tigazerb
This is among my favorite books ever which was also transposed to the screen. the title was changed to "Lonely Are The Brave," starring Kirk Douglas. Read morePublished 17 months ago by kelly
Having spent many months of many years travelling the south west I have to say this book feels the place. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Albert Ferris