Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey

Born: January 29, 1927

Died: March 14, 1989

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, essayist, novelist

Biography: Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by radical environmental groups, and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Source/Notes: A voice crying in the wilderness (1989). This quote is sometimes misattributed to Mark Twain.