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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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One of the greatest books ever written. It was made into a movie by the same name, which in turn is regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made.

First published in 1935, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is Traven's most famous and enduring work, the dark, savagely ironic, and riveting story of three down-and-out Americans hunting for gold in Mexico.

This American classic, first published nearly 50 years ago, was the source for...

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Overview

One of the greatest books ever written. It was made into a movie by the same name, which in turn is regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made.

First published in 1935, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is Traven's most famous and enduring work, the dark, savagely ironic, and riveting story of three down-and-out Americans hunting for gold in Mexico.

This American classic, first published nearly 50 years ago, was the source for the brilliant movie starring Walter Huston and Humphrey Bogart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780837604367
  • Publisher: Bentley Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1980
  • Series: American Century Series
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 800,000
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

B. Traven (1882-1969) was a pen name of the most engimatic writer of the twentieth century. His other aliases include Hal Croves, Traven Torsvan and Ret Marut. Born in Germany or Chicago, Traven spent much of his adult life in Mexico. He once wrote "I shall always and at all times prefer to be pissed on by dogs than reveal who I am." He is a model for Archimboldi, the hero of Roberto Bolano's 2666.

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    New "Old" Book a Romp

    "All that glitters is not gold", says the adage. The Treasure of Sierra Madre by B. Traven, though, is a real nugget. Set in Mexico, this 1915 adventure about three down and out Americans' quest for gold in the wilderness of the Sierra Madre makes for some fine reading. The dialogue and descriptions of Mexico, as it was before the Drug Cartels moved in, are intriguing. Of course, even then there were dangerous banditos, always on the lookout for anything they could grab from prospectors, particularly gringoes who had followed the oil boom. This minor classic is still a joy to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2005

    ILLUSIONS of GOLD

    Stories within a story about how gold will affect people. All the situations the characters are put in make the book a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 1999

    Amazing book about friendship

    If you have ever asked yourself how you would behave when your best friend may become your worth ennemy, read this book. Great story and good deal of thinking

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