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In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
Author: Bruce Chatwin
ISBN 13: 9780142437193
ISBN 10: 142437190
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $17.00
 
 

In Patagonia is Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through "the uttermost part of the earth," that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome and Charles Darwin formed part of his "survival of the fittest" theory. Chatwin's evocative descriptions, notes on the odd history of the region, and enchanting anecdotes make In Patagonia an exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia remains a masterwork of literature.

New York Times Book Review

...[T]he ur-text of contemporary travel writing...[an] intoxicating mix of adventure and erudition...