Title: Cold Mountain (SIGNE by author)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press June 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition
SIGNE BY AUTHOR, Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Grove/Atlantic, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New ; Signed by Author. A stunning First Edition, First Printing copy of an outstanding piece of literature in As New condition in alike dustjacket. Round sticker on jacket with blurb from John Berendt at the right side of the word 'BY'. First state printing with erratum on page 25, line 16 ('man-woman' for 'mad-woman') , this copy SIGNED by AUTHOR Charles Frazier on the title page; One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor. Basis for the Academy Awards winning motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, and Jude Law. Author's first novel and already the winner of the National Book Award. Bookseller Inventory # 20090617105487
Synopsis: Cold Mountain is an extraordinary novel about a soldier?s perilous journey back to his beloved at the end of the Civil War. At once a magnificent love story and a harrowing account of one man?s long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a stunning new talent in American literature.
Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author?s great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. Inman?s odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada?s struggle to revive her father?s farm, with the help of an intrepid young drifter named Ruby. As their long-separated lives begin to converge at the close of the war, Inman and Ada confront the vastly transformed world they?ve been delivered.
Charles Frazier reveals marked insight into man?s relationship to the land and the dangers of solitude. He also shares with the great nineteenth century novelists a keen observation of a society undergoing change. Cold Mountain re-creates a world gone by that speaks eloquently to our time.
Review: The hero of Charles Frazier's beautifully written and deeply-imagined first novel is Inman, a disillusioned Confederate soldier who has failed to die as expected after being seriously wounded in battle during the last days of the Civil War. Rather than waiting to be redeployed to the front, the soul-sick Inman deserts, and embarks on a dangerous and lonely odyssey through the devastated South, heading home to North Carolina, and seeking only to be reunited with his beloved, Ada, who has herself been struggling to maintain the family farm she inherited. Cold Mountain is an unforgettable addition to the literature of one of the most important and transformational periods in American history.
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