All the Pretty Horses Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

All the Pretty Horses


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307481306

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All the Pretty Horses Excerpt :

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The first volume in the Border Trilogy, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road 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. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

The Border Trilogy Book

The Border Trilogy


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1056
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509852031

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The Border Trilogy Excerpt :

With an introduction by novelist Rachel Kushner In the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole’s search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham, who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love. A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy’s award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.

The Border Trilogy Book

The Border Trilogy


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2018-07-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 1056
  • ISBN 10 : 1509852026

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The Border Trilogy Excerpt :

With an introduction by Rachael KushnerIn the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole's search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love. A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy's award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.

Cities of the Plain Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Cities of the Plain


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679423904

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Cities of the Plain Excerpt :

The conclusion of the Border trilogy describes the friendship of John Grady Cole and Billy Parham, two cowboys working on a New Mexico ranch in the 1950s

Cormac McCarthy Book

Cormac McCarthy


  • Author : Sara Spurgeon
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-02
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441193001

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Cormac McCarthy Excerpt :

A collection of original, stimulating interpretations of key texts by Cormac McCarthy, designed for students and edited and written by leading scholars in the field.

The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy Book

The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy


  • Author : Steven Frye
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107018150

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The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy Excerpt :

This book provides a sophisticated introduction to the life and work of Cormac McCarthy appropriate for scholars, teachers and general readers.

Cormac McCarthy s Western Novels Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Cormac McCarthy s Western Novels


  • Author : Barcley Owens
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2000-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816519286

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Cormac McCarthy s Western Novels Excerpt :

In the continuing redefinition of the American West, few recent writers have left a mark as indelible as Cormac McCarthy. A favorite subject of critics and fans alike despite--or perhaps because of--his avoidance of public appearances, the man is known solely through his writing. Thanks to his early work, he is most often associated with a bleak vision of humanity grounded in a belief in man's primordial aggressiveness. McCarthy scholar Barcley Owens has written the first book to concentrate exclusively on McCarthy's acclaimed western novels: Blood Meridian, National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain. In a thought-provoking analysis, he explores the differences between Blood Meridian and the Border Trilogy novels and shows how those differences reflect changing conditions in contemporary American culture. Owens captures both Blood Meridian's wanton violence and the Border Trilogy's fond remembrance of the Old West. He shows how this dramatic shift from atavistic brutality to nostalgic Americana suggests that McCarthy has finally given his readers what they most want--the stuff of their mythic dreams. Owens's study is both an incisive look at one of our most important and demanding authors and a penetrating analysis of violence and myth in American culture. Fans of McCarthy's work will find much to consider for ongoing discussions of this influential body of work.

All the Pretty Little Horses Book

All the Pretty Little Horses


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 061855162X

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All the Pretty Little Horses Excerpt :

A traditional lullaby presented with music, a note on the origin of the song, and pastel illustrations which reflect its possible connection to slaves in the American South.

Blood Meridian Book
Score: 4
From 83 Ratings

Blood Meridian


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762528

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Blood Meridian Excerpt :

25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

The Crossing Book

The Crossing


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330474931

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The Crossing Excerpt :

The Crossing forms the second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, a story that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with Cities of the Plain. Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise. 'The Crossing is like a river in full spate: beautiful and dangerous' The Times This edition is part of the Picador Collection, a new list of the best in contemporary literature published in Picador's 50th Anniversary year. McCarthy's eagerly anticipated new novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris, will be published by Picador in October 2022.

All the Pretty Horses Book
Score: 4
From 98 Ratings

All the Pretty Horses


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Cowboys
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 0330510932

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All the Pretty Horses Excerpt :

All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival.

The Development of John Grady Cole in Corman McCarthy   s  All the Pretty Horses  Book

The Development of John Grady Cole in Corman McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses


  • Author : Lydia Gaukler
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2009-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640330676

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The Development of John Grady Cole in Corman McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: Cormac McCarthy is one of the most famous contemporary writers in America and is celebrated as one of the major American novelists of his time. However, this has not always been the case. Despite his earlier writings, it was for McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses that he finally became famous for. With the publication of this sixth novel, for which he won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, he gained widespread recognition as an American writer. All the Pretty Horses was first published in 1992 and is the first part of his Border Trilogy. As Morrison notes most of McCarthy's novels [...] involve both metaphorical and literal journeys which bring their voyagers inevitably into a series of conflicts and confrontations with themselves as well as with the various communities intersected be their wanderings. And, in most of these novels, the central characters' journeys, however random in time and place they may be, are apparently rooted in dysfunctinal families and troubled filial relationships. This also applies to All The Pretty Horses. In this novel, Cormac McCarthy concerns himself with the development of his main protagonist, the 16-year-old John Grady Cole: At the beginning of the novel, McCarthy portrays John Grady as a boy in search for adventure, freedom and a home. During his journey to Mexico however, he soon has to grow up. He has to witness the execution of his compagnion; he is put in jail even though he is innocent; he has to fight with other convicts, and at last he is attacked by a hired killer. He thus has to learn that the world is a dangerous and violent place and that the world portrayed in All The Pretty Horses has nothing to do with an idyllic wild country as the novel's title might suggest. In the end, John Grady has hardened. He has killed a man, he has lost his inn

A Reader s Manifesto Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

A Reader s Manifesto


  • Author : B. R. Myers
  • Publisher : Melville House Pub
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056498176

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A Reader s Manifesto Excerpt :

Offers an indictment of contemporary literary writing, providing assessments of such writers as Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, and Annie Proulx.

The Crossing Book

The Crossing


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1995-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679760849

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The Crossing Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The second volume of the award-winning Border Trilogy—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road—fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses and at the same time give us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegaic power of a lost American myth. In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing, he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat-lightning--a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there." An essential novel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

Distant Shores Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Distant Shores


  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345469373

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Distant Shores Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Hannah examines whether love and commitment are enough to sustain a marriage when two people who have put their individual dreams on ice get a chance to defrost them . . . in fast-moving prose punctuated by snappy asides.”—People Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.