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The Resource The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent

Label
The Lost Continent
Title
The Lost Continent
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to’ And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn’t hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England, he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set. Instead, his search led him to Anywhere, USA; a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by lookalike people with a penchant for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost; lost to itself because blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a stranger in his own land. Bryson’s acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature – hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache – and the book that first staked Bill Bryson’s claim as the most beloved writer of his generation
Summary
When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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175390
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bill Bryson
Dewey number
917.30492
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Target audience
adult
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travels in small-town America
Label
The Lost Continent
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006294
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095811
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lost Continent
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006294
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095811
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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