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Houghton Mifflin, 1970 - Fiction - 278 pages
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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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Deliverance, the story of four city men going on a canoe-trip is an impressive feat by writer James Dickey. The setting of an adventure provides all the necessary requirements for sudden character ... Read full review

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I did not read this back in the 1970's when it was popular. Not sure what exactly took me 45 years to get around to reading it, but the book held up...perhaps better than I have. I did see the movie ... 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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