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

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

by Cormac McCarthy

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375407932
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Series: Border Trilogy Series
Pages: 1040
Sales rank: 177,613
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.80(d)

About 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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Border Trilogy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
lordoftheurgentcare More than 1 year ago
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!
mrsjwilloughby on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hard going at times but a beautiful, sad story
fuzzy_patters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow! I just finished this book tonight, and it is amazing. McCarthy's writing is brilliant throughout all three novels with highlights being Parham's journey to return the wolf in The Crossing and Grady taming the horses in All the Pretty Horses. All three novels are very moving and beautifully told, but it was the epilogue that most affected me. I was left with a great sense of peace and hope despite the bleakness of the trilogy. McCarthy's greatest strength in these three books is in his characterization. This is what allows the books to have such a profound effect on people. By the end of the book, I came to love John Cole Grady and Billy Parham, and I deeply cared about their pain and suffering. Getting the reader this emotionally involved without over the top melodrama is one of the marks of a great author. As with other great characters in literature such as Tom Joad, Scout Finch, and Prince Myshkin, I feel like I have made a real emotional connection with these characters, and I will not soon forget them.
SLuce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read All the Pretty Horses for Anthenaeum class. First Cormac McCarthy I read. Listened to the tape also, would probably not have read the book but really enjoyed listening. Then got tapes of rest of book and listened to them.
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