The Orchid Thief download free [PDF and Ebook] by Susan Orlean

The Orchid Thief download free [PDF and Ebook] by Susan Orlean year 2000
  • Book name: The Orchid Thief
  • Author: Susan Orlean
  • Release date: 2000/7/31
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780449003718
  • Rating: 7.06 of 10
  • Votes: 165
  • Review by: Victoria Gunn
  • Review rating: 7.18 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/25
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean's wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower-the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii-a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America's strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida's swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean-and the reader-will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the 'orchid thief,' Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Orchid Thief 'Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean's] gifts in full bloom.'-The New York Times Book Review 'Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.'-Los Angeles Times 'Orlean's snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.'-The Washington Post Book World 'Orlean's gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.'-Boston Sunday Globe 'A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.'-The Wall Street Journal
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H49M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Botany & Plant Sciences, Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants, Contemporary Fiction, Biography: General, Gardening: Flowers, Guidebooks
  • Available formats: EPUB, PDF, TCR, PML, DOC, DOCX, WORD, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, RZ, BZ2, ISO, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.91 USD
  • Dimensions: 138.68x207.26x17.78mm
  • Weight: 285.76g
  • Printed by: Ballantine Books Inc.
  • Published in: New York, United States

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