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The Last American Man

(2002)
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In The Last American Man, acclaimed journalist and fiction writer Elizabeth Gilbert offers a fresh cultural examination of contemporary American male identity and the uniquely American desire to return to the wilderness.

Gilbert explores what pushed men to settle the frontier West in the nineteenth century and delves into the history of American utopian communities. But her primary focus is on the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway, who left his comfortable suburban home at the age of seventeen to move into the Appalachian Mountains, where for the last twenty years he has lived off the land.

Conway's romantic character challenges all our assumptions about what it means to be a man today; he is a symbol of much that we feel our men should be, but rarely are. From his example, Gilbert delivers an intriguing exploration into the meaning of American manhood and-from the point of view of a woman-refracts masculine American identity in all its conflicting elements. Like Jon Krakauer's national bestseller Into the Wild, this book will find an enthusiastic audience among women, readers of American history, and those interested in nature and the wild.


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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 0-7475-9829-0 / 978-0-7475-9829-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 0-670-03086-4 / 978-0-670-03086-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last American Man Epz Edition
Author(s): Gilbert Elizabeth
ISBN: 1-4088-5433-3 / 978-1-4088-5433-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4088-0116-7 / 978-1-4088-0116-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 0-14-200283-6 / 978-0-14-200283-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4894-4301-0 / 978-1-4894-4301-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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May 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4894-4302-9 / 978-1-4894-4302-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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December 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 0-14-242824-8 / 978-0-14-242824-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Last American Man (Highbridge Distribution)
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-56511-652-6 / 978-1-56511-652-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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April 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 1-56511-653-4 / 978-1-56511-653-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last American Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Penguin Books
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