The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Vietnam veteran George Washington Hayduke III returns home to the desert only to find his beloved canyons and rivers now threatened by industrial development. Joining forces with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and social outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power and take on the strip miners, clear cutters, as well as the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening to destroy the natural habitat. With the Monkey Wrench Gang newly formed, the team sets out to destroy eyesores and protect their environment’s natural beauty. This wildly funny and infinitely wise novel is among Abbey’s most famous works of fiction. It was, in fact, so influential that the term “monkey wrench” became a blanket term for any activity performed in the name of environmental preservation.

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The 681st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 44th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  3. - The Best Classics (The Times)

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Hayduke Lives! Audible Audiobook 30296 $14.95 2018
La banda de la tenaza / The Monkey Wrench Gang (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4103499 $26.68 $58.00 2012
By Edward Abbey - The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975-08-16) [Hardcover] Hardcover 749274 $314.73 $153.41 1975
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