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Mason Dixon

Author : Thomas Pynchon
ISBN : 9781101594643
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 88. 68 MB
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A Time magazine and New York Times Best Book of the Year Charles Mason (1728–1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733–1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line. Here is their story as reimagined by Thomas Pynchon, featuring Native Americans and frontier folk, ripped bodices, naval warfare, conspiracies erotic and political, major caffeine abuse. Unreflectively entangled in crimes of demarcation, Mason and Dixon take us along on a grand tour of the Enlightenment’s dark hemisphere, from their first journey together to the Cape of Good Hope, to pre-Revolutionary America and back to England, into the shadowy yet redemptive turns of their later lives, through incongruities in conscience, parallaxes of personality, tales of questionable altitude told and intimated by voices clamoring not to be lost. Along the way they encounter a plentiful cast of characters, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Samuel Johnson, as well as a Chinese feng shui master, a Swedish irredentist, a talking dog, and a robot duck. The quarrelsome, daring, mismatched pair—Mason as melancholy and Gothic as Dixon is cheerful and pre-Romantic—pursues a linear narrative of irregular lives, observing, and managing to participate in the many occasions of madness presented them by the Age of Reason.

Mason Dixon

Author : Claudia Mills
ISBN : 9780375872761
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 32. 87 MB
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Fourth-grader Mason struggles to enjoy playing basketball after his best friend persuades him to join a team, and learns that the dog-hating lady next door is not so bad after all.

Mason Dixon Pynchon

Author : Charles Clerc
ISBN : 0761817921
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Charles Clerc's Mason & Dixon & Pynchon is the first book-length critical study of Thomas Pynchon's latest novel. Clerc's study approaches the novel from a variety of perspectives, including historical and literary. Substantial attention is paid to the historical time period of Mason & Dixon. A survey of over 50 critical responses to the book and excerpts from the journal of Mason and Dixon are also included.

Drawing The Line How Mason And Dixon Surveyed The Most Famous Border In America

Author : Edwin Danson
ISBN : 9781119141822
Genre : History
File Size : 80. 38 MB
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The second edition of Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America updates Edwin Danson’s definitive history of the creation of the Mason - Dixon Line to reflect new research and archival documents that have come to light in recent years. Features numerous updates and revisions reflecting new information that has come to light on surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon Reveals the true origin of the survey’s starting point and the actual location of the surveyors’ observatory in Embreeville Offers expanded information on Mason and Dixon’s transit of Venus adventures, which would be an important influence on their future work, and on Mason’s final years pursuing a share of the fabulous Longitude prize, and his death in Philadelphia Includes a new, more comprehensive appendix describing the surveying methods utilized to establish the Mason-Dixon Line

The Multiple Worlds Of Pynchon S Mason Dixon

Author : Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds
ISBN : 1571134115
Genre : Literary Criticism
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New essays examining the interface between 18th- and 20th-century culture both in Pynchon's novel and in the historical past.

A Coloring Book For Knitters

Author : Kay Gardiner
ISBN : 0985210036
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 59. 41 MB
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Finally, a coloring book for knitters! Coloring and knitting are a natural fit. These 30 drawings capture all the gorgeous patterns, textures, and humor of the knitting world. Juliana Horner brings her background in fashion design and textiles to these intricate drawings, as well as her sense of humor. There is much fun amid all the details.

Against The Day

Author : Thomas Pynchon
ISBN : 9780099512332
Genre : Chicago (Ill.)
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Thomas Pynchon is up to his usual business. Characters stop what they're doing to sing what are for the most part stupid songs. Strange sexual practices take place. Obscure languages are spoken, not always idiomatically. Contrary-to-fact occurrences occur. Maybe it's not the world, but with a minor adjustment or two it's what the world might be.

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