A Voice Crying in the Wilderness By Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey himself curated this work from fragments in his journals that spanned forty years, from his previous books, and from the world around him. The result is his last book, filled with sarcastic, witty and often inspirational thoughts on the things he loved most, especially nature and freedom.


Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey was born in Home, Pennsylvania in 1927. In 1944, at the age of 17, Abbey set out to explore the American Southwest, bumming around the country by hitchhiking and hopping freight trains. It was during this time that Abbey developed a love of the desert, which would shape his life and his art for the next forty years. After a brief stint in the military, Abbey completed his education at the University of New Mexico and later, at the University of Edinburgh. He took employment as a park ranger and fire lookout at several different National Parks throughout his life, experiences from which he drew for his many books. Abbey died at his home in Oracle, Arizona in 1989.

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