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The 42nd Parallel

(1930)
(The first book in the U.S.A. series)
A novel by

 
 
With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising THE 42nd PARALLEL, 1919, and THE BIG MONEY, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their "own little corners," John Dos Passos was taking on the world. Counted as one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library and by some of the finest writers working today, U.S.A. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation, buzzing with history and life on every page.

The trilogy opens with THE 42nd PARALLEL, where we find a young country at the dawn of the twentieth century. Slowly, in stories artfully spliced together, the lives and fortunes of five characters unfold. Mac, Janey, Eleanor, Ward, and Charley are caught on the storm track of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. As their lives cross and double back again, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: 42nd Parallel
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-88411-344-2 / 978-0-88411-344-7 (USA edition)
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June 1930 : Hardback
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Title: 42nd Parallel
Author(s): John dos Passos
ISBN: 9997406478 / 978-9997406477
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Paperback Editions

May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The 42nd Parallel: Volume One of the U.S.A. Trilogy
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-618-05681-5 / 978-0-618-05681-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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May 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (USA)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-52457-8 / 978-0-451-52457-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (USA)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-52045-9 / 978-0-451-52045-6 (USA edition)
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (USA)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-50444-5 / 978-0-451-50444-9 (USA edition)
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (USA)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-50561-1 / 978-0-451-50561-3 (USA edition)
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The 42nd Parallel (USA)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-50648-0 / 978-0-451-50648-1 (USA edition)
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (USA)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-51344-4 / 978-0-451-51344-1 (USA edition)
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (USA)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-51580-3 / 978-0-451-51580-3 (USA edition)
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (USA)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-50998-6 / 978-0-451-50998-7 (USA edition)
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Passos John DOS : 42nd Parallel (Sc) (Signet classics)
Author(s): John Roderigo Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-451-51810-1 / 978-0-451-51810-1 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (U.S.A. (1))
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 1-4001-1910-3 / 978-1-4001-1910-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (U.S.A. (1))
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 1-4001-4910-X / 978-1-4001-4910-0 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (U.S.A. (1))
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 1-4001-6910-0 / 978-1-4001-6910-8 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The 42nd Parallel
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The 42nd Parallel (U.S.A. Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
Publisher: Mariner Books
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