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All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses

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Written by Cormac McCarthyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Cormac McCarthy

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 29, 1993
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-74439-9 (0-679-74439-8)
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Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award

This first part of McCarthy's Border 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, Cole sets off on an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. With sculpted prose and McCarthy's masterful vision, he has created a book that equals some of America's greatest novels. All the Pretty Horses has become a modern-day classic on both the high school and collegiate levels for its compelling epic narrative and magnificent drama about men and the human heart in conflict with itself.

"A modern-day Western full of horses and gunplay and romance, it transcends the bounds of its genre with rambunctious, high-spirited, bottomless inventiveness.  All the Pretty Horses is a true American original."

"[McCarthy] puts most other American writers to shame.  [His] work itself repays the tight focus of his attention with its finely wrought craftsmanship and its ferocious energy."
--The New York Times Book Review

"[All the Pretty Horses]'s elegiac rhythm captures the badlands of Texas and northern Mexico with a passion most writers either couldn't muster or wouldn't dare."
--Boston Globe

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