Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.95
  • Save: $1.76 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Cotton-Pickers (Jungl... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Cotton-Pickers (Jungle Novels) Paperback – February 1, 1995


See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.19
$7.25 $3.15

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The tale of two French sister at the beginning of World War II: One does all she must to keep her daughter and herself alive; the other joins the Resistance. Learn more | See related books
$16.19 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

The Cotton-Pickers (Jungle Novels) + The Rebellion of the Hanged (Jungle Novels) + March to the Monteria (Jungle Novels)
Price for all three: $44.31

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Jungle Novels
  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (February 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566630754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566630757
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #573,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

B. Traven is coming to be recognized as one of the narrative masters of the twentieth century. (The New York Times)

The Jungle Novels constitute one of the richest portraits of revolution in all literature. (University Review)

Great storytellers often arise like Judaic just men to exemplify and rehearse the truth for their generation. B. Traven was such a man. (Book World)

Traven is a riveting storyteller. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Readers who ignore the genius of B. Traven do so at their peril. (The New York Times)

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K.A.Goldberg on January 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is an interesting story about poverty and worker exploitation in Mexico during the late 1920's. The story is narrated by Gales, an offbeat American living as a nomad in Mexico and bouncing from one crummy job to another. He picks cotton, works in a bakery, drives cattle, etc. The only jobs available to him, Indians, and other transients offer low pay, long hours, and demeaning conditions. Many jobs also feature crooked employers that cheat their workers. Despite these difficulties, Gales has a sense of freedom, which he greatly values. Also, there are a couple decent employers and some successful strikes by workers.

Author B. Traven (1890-1969) had a nicely readable style, a soft heart for underpaid workers, and disdain for the seamier side of capitalism. This isn't his best work, but it's an entertaining story of transient poverty and exploitation in Mexico. Readers should be sure not to miss his TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
This novel, like "The Death Ship," does not have atraditional narrative structure. And like "The Death Ship" this story is narrated by Gales, a crazy American who goes through life doing one lousy job after the other. From cotton picker to cowboy, from baker to wanderer, Traven once again takes Gales through a trial-by-toil world.
Of course the book is entertaining and it's even insightful (especially if you've ever had a job in Mexico); but what worked so well for "The Death Ship" doesn't seem to be as effective here. It lacks the tough satire that his first novels has.
Also, if you've read "The Night Vistor and other stories" you'll feel a little ripped off, since about 40 pages overlap between these two volumes. But if you haven't, then you're in for a pretty good treat.
I mean, nobody sweats like Traven.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By william parsons on December 30, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I believe I have read everything published of B Travens' work. I had read his other Jungle novels and really liked the character in the Cotton Pickers, I liked the flow and scope of this story. I can find no fault with any of B Traven's great books.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
By B. Traven, author of "Treasure of the Sierra Madre", one of the finest adventure stories ever written, later made into one of Bogart's best films, directed by John Huston. Bought this book because I loved "Treasure" so much. An entertaining read, but not so engrossing as Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Which is also available from this vendor, cheap.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kirk Alex on September 7, 2001
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Well, what's there to say? It was written by the same talented writer who wrote Treasure of the Sierra Madre. You won't be disappointed. Traven delivers. Easy read. I read it in a day. The man is always for the underdog--who can't relate to that? The only thing that bothers me at times is Traven's political [views]. Man obviously had an ax to grind--well, ok, I suppose, everyone has an ax to grind about something. But when it comes to poltics and religion--well, two subjects that just sicken me--because you can never get anywhere with that stuff. You can talk about that b.s. until you're blue in the face and still end up nowhere.
Other than that--yes, I highly recommend the book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Cotton-Pickers (Jungle Novels)
This item: The Cotton-Pickers (Jungle Novels)
Price: $17.95 $16.19
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com