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The Fool's Progress

(1988)
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The Fool's Progress, the "fat masterpiece" as Edward Abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to his approaching death in Tuscon at age sixty two.

When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined to make peace with his past--and to wage one last war against the ravages of "progress."

"A profane, wildly funny, brash, overbearing, exquisite tour de force." -- The Chicago Tribune

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Hardback Editions

May 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fool's Progress
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-370-31331-3 / 978-0-370-31331-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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October 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fool's Progress
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-8050-0921-3 / 978-0-8050-0921-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Paperback Editions

August 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-8050-5791-9 / 978-0-8050-5791-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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June 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-380-70856-6 / 978-0-380-70856-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Kindle Editions

August 1998 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel
Author(s): Edward Abbey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA