Far Tortuga

Far Tortuga

by Peter Matthiessen

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An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself.

"Beautiful and original...a resonant and symbolical story of nine doomed men who dream of an earthly paradise as the world winds down around them." —Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394756677
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1988
Edition description: Vintage Books ed
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 285,739
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Peter Matthiessen was born in New York City in 1927 and had already begun his writing career by the time he graduated from Yale University in 1950. The following year, he was a founder of The Paris Review. Besides At Play in the Fields of the Lord, which was nominated for the National Book Award, he has published six other works of fiction, including Far Tortuga and Killing Mister Watson. Mr. Matthiessen's parallel career as a naturalist and explorer has resulted in numerous widely acclaimed books of nonfiction, among them The Tree Where Man Was Born, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and The Snow Leopard, which won it. He died in 2014.

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Far Tortuga 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if this is what writing can do, then LORD make me a writer. one of the hardest books to recommend to just any one. it is the one book i am always searching 'used book stores' for a copy. an absolute masterpiece which truly rewards those willing to dive into it's depths. Herman Melville would have said simply, '
NicholasPayne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interestingly assembled story. Has a kind of prettiness and sadness about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago