The Resource Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon

Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon

Label
Mason & Dixon
Title
Mason & Dixon
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Pynchon
Title variation
Mason and Dixon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line. Here is their story as reimagined by Thomas Pynchon, featuring Native Americans and frontier folk, ripped bodices, naval warfare, conspiracies erotic and political, major caffeine abuse. Unreflectively entangled in crimes of demarcation, Mason and Dixon take us along on a grand tour of the Enlightenment's dark hemisphere, from their first journey together to the Cape of Good Hope, to pre-Revolutionary America and back to England, into the shadowy yet redemptive turns of their later lives, through incongruities in conscience, parallaxes of personality, tales of questionable altitude told and intimated by voices clamoring not to be lost. Along the way they encounter a plentiful cast of characters, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Samuel Johnson, as well as a Chinese feng shui master, a Swedish irredentist, a talking dog, and a robot duck. The quarrelsome, daring, mismatched pair--Mason as melancholy and Gothic as Dixon is cheerful and pre-Romantic--pursues a linear narrative of irregular lives, observing, and managing to participate in the many occasions of madness presented them by the Age of Reason
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pynchon, Thomas
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.Y55
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mason, Charles
  • Dixon, Jeremiah
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • British
  • Surveying
  • Surveyors
  • United States
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
Label
Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=977874
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn841333885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (1 page)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101594643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00385550
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
62457D5B-C542-435A-88B7-7F1BD4849C10
System control number
(OCoLC)841333885
Label
Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=977874
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn841333885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (1 page)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101594643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00385550
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
62457D5B-C542-435A-88B7-7F1BD4849C10
System control number
(OCoLC)841333885

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