The classic 1939 collection of three novellas, including the famous title story set during the flu epidemic of 1918. From the gothic Old South to revolutionary Mexico, few writers have evoked such a multitude of worlds, both exterior and interior, as powerfully as Katherine Anne Porter. The collection includes “Pale Horse, Pale Rider,” where a young woman lies in a fever during the influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her boyfriend on his way to war. “Noon Wine,” a haunting story of tragedy and scandal on a small dairy farm in Texas, and “Old Mortality,” a story of discovering family truths and self-discovery, round out Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
About the Author
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was a renowned American author of short stories and essays. Best known for her short story collections and the novel Ship of Fools, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, a National Book Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal Award for Fiction.