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Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished masterpiece, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late 1600s, it recounts the widely chaotic odyssey of hapless, ungainly Ebenezer Cooke, sent to the New World to look after his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem. On his mission, Cooke experiences capture by pirates and Indians; the loss of his father's estate to roguish impostors; love for a former prostitute; stealthy ...

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    • Title: The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Print ISBN: 9781628971569, 1628971568
    • eText ISBN: 9781628972009
    • Edition: 2017
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