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Notes from The Century Before

Notes from The Century Before

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Written by Edward HoaglandAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Edward Hoagland
Edited by Jon KrakauerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jon Krakauer
Introduction by David QuammenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Quammen

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: February 12, 2002
  • Price: $19.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75943-7 (0-375-75943-3)
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In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland’s extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before is a breathtaking mix of anecdote, derring-do, and unparalleled elegy from one of the finest writers of our time.

“This book is as remarkable as the landscape it describes.” —Newsweek

“One of the most interesting, revealing, and delightful travel books I have read.”—The New York Review of Books

“His journal is about tangles and unrealized ambitions . . . and he understands wonderfully what to make of what he sees and hears. . . . A strange and beautiful book.”—The Washington Post

“Hoagland builds up an extensive, vivid picture of a place and people and, like all good travel writers, makes the reader want to start right out over his tracks.”—The Atlantic Monthly

“A beautiful book: so sharp and persistent in rendering the visible world, and yet so strangely wild with feeling.”—Philip Roth

“A spellbinding document.”—George Plimpton