The Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain

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Available together in one volume for the first time, the three novels of Cormac McCarthy's award-winning and bestselling Border Trilogy constitute a genuine American epic.

Beginning with All the Pretty Horses and continuing through The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, McCarthy chronicles the lives of two young men coming of age in the Southwest and Mexico, poised on the edge of a world about to change forever. Hauntingly beautiful, filled with sorrow and humor, The Border ...

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Overview

Available together in one volume for the first time, the three novels of Cormac McCarthy's award-winning and bestselling Border Trilogy constitute a genuine American epic.

Beginning with All the Pretty Horses and continuing through The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, McCarthy chronicles the lives of two young men coming of age in the Southwest and Mexico, poised on the edge of a world about to change forever. Hauntingly beautiful, filled with sorrow and humor, The Border Trilogy is a masterful elegy for the American frontier.

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"An American classic to stand with the finest literary achievements of the century." —San Francisco Chronicle

"A miracle in prose, an American original." —New York Times Book Review

San Francisco Chronicle
An American classic to stand with the finest literary achievements of the century.
Scott Veale
He is perhaps the greatest writer since Melville on the subject of work....What would be mind-numbing description in less competent hands is here completely riveting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375407932
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Border Trilogy Series
  • Pages: 1040
  • Sales rank: 104,226
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Cormac McCarthy is the author of The Orchard Keeper, Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and Blood Meridian. All the Pretty Horses, the first volume of The Border Trilogy, won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2000

    Writing the West

    Cormac McCarthy writes the West as raw and as true as possible. This trilogy is amazing for its combination of gorgeous lyricism and deafening realism.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    so far so good

    I just purchased the border trilogy and am finishing the first story in the trilogy "all the pretty horses." This story is beautifully written and the characters are very emotionally compelling. I have enjoyed the setting of the story and the plot seems unique to me. McCarthy's style of writing is so vivid I am easily transported to Central Mexico during the 1950's. I love some of the themes of the story including loss and love, cultural irreconciliation, and some mens' difficulty accepting changing times. This story will certainly take its place amongst American classics. I can only hope that the next 2 stories in the triology are as magnificent as this one!

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