All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy)

3.96 avg rating
( 68,856 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780072435207: All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy)

Three CDs, 3 hours
Read by Brad Pitt

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matt Damon, directed by Billy Bob Thorton and produced by Mike Nichols!


A critical triumph, this is the story of John Grady Cole, who at 16 finds himself at the dying end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. To escape a society moving in all the wrong directions, Cole and two companions decide to seek their future in Mexico, a land at once beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. But what begins as an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, leads, in fact, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Within months, one of the boys is dead, and the other two aged beyond their years.

A story about childhood passing, innocence and an American age, here is a grand story and an education in responsibility, revenge, and survival. All the Pretty Horses is truly a masterpiece.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Set in 1949, this is the story of John Grady Cole, who, at the age of sixteen, finds himself at the losing end of a long generation of ranchers. His grandfather's death has just cut him off from the only life he has ever imagined wanting. Abandoned by his parents troubles, heading over the border seems the only way out of a society moving in all of the wrong directions so, with his friend Rawlins, he rides away. Soon enough, they acquire a hapless younger companion and jobs breaking horses on a hacienda. Within months, one of the boys is dead and childhood has passed for the other two, along with an era that once uniquely defined America. This is, indisputably a timeless masterpiece.

Product Description:

All the Pretty Horses - the first volume of the Borders Trilogy - tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers. Across the border Mexico beckons - beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. With two companions, he sets off on an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Mcgraw-Hill College
ISBN 10: 0072435208 ISBN 13: 9780072435207
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2605077197

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Vintage Books, New York, NY (1991)
ISBN 10: 0072435208 ISBN 13: 9780072435207
Used Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Lew Dabe Books
(Ormond Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books, New York, NY, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. 1st Paperback Edition. With 301pp and no defects. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No Writing or Other Marks. Good Packing, Fast Shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 055489

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Mcgraw-Hill College
ISBN 10: 0072435208 ISBN 13: 9780072435207
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0072435208I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 35.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds