Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon

The novel is a sprawling epic that spans the period from the 1893 World's Fair to the years following World War I. It follows the stories of several characters including the anarchist Traverse family, a group of balloonists, a detective, and a mathematician. The book explores themes of anarchism, capitalism, and technology, and incorporates elements of science fiction, adventure, and historical fiction. It is noted for its complex structure and dense, multifaceted narrative.

The 5692nd greatest book of all time


Published
2006
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
1085
Words
484,000
Original Language
English

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