Title: The Border Trilogy: All The Pretty Horses, ...
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
3 volume set. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 320 p. Border Trilogy, 1. Audience: General/trade. A three volume epic that reaches from tales of the old west, the world past, into the new millennium, the world to come. A true classic of 20th century literature. Very good in very good dust jacket. 3 Volume Set all near fine to fine. All DJs in brodart covers. First edition. Fist Edition. First Print. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000022
Synopsis: Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures starring Matt Damon, produced by Mike Nichols, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Review: Part bildungsroman, part horse opera, part meditation on courage and loyalty, this beautifully crafted novel won the National Book Award in 1992. The plot is simple enough. John Grady Cole, a 16-year-old dispossessed Texan, crosses the Rio Grande into Mexico in 1949, accompanied by his pal Lacey Rawlins. The two precocious horsemen pick up a sidekick--a laughable but deadly marksman named Jimmy Blevins--encounter various adventures on their way south and finally arrive at a paradisiacal hacienda where Cole falls into an ill-fated romance. Readers familiar with McCarthy's Faulknerian prose will find the writing more restrained than in Suttree and Blood Meridian. Newcomers will be mesmerized by the tragic tale of John Grady Cole's coming of age.
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