Deliverance

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Houghton Mifflin, 1970 - Fiction - 278 pages
23 Reviews
Released for the first time in trade paperback, this is the classic tale of four men caught in a primitive and violent test of manhood.


The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

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User Review  - StaceyHH - LibraryThing

Wow. I've been talking about Deliverance to all my friends, who all roll their eyes at me, because I haven't seen the movie. This was one of the best books I've read this year. The writing is ... Read full review

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User Review  - bonniemarjorie - LibraryThing

Deliverance de·liv·er·ance [dih-liv-er-uhns] noun : the state of being saved from something dangerous or unpleasant Deliverance is the deceptively simplistic story of four ordinary men from Atlanta ... Read full review

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About the author (1970)

James Dickey was born in Atlanta. One of America's best known poets and a winner of the National Book Award for Buckdancer's Choice, he is the author of the National bestseller To The White Sea, a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Carolina Professor and Poet-in-Residence at the university of South Carolina.

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