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The Resource The border trilogy, Cormac McCarthy

The border trilogy, Cormac McCarthy

Label
The border trilogy
Title
The border trilogy
Statement of responsibility
Cormac McCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cormac McCarthy's award-winning and bestselling trio of novels, The Border Trilogy, appearing here in one volume for the first time, constitutes a genuine American epic. The young men in these novels come of age on southwestern ranches in the 1930s, while across the border Mexico beckons them with its desolate beauty and the cruel promise of a place where a dreams are paid for in blood
Member of
Summary
Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a rugged and cruelly idyllic adventure
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 1992.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1992.
  • Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Western Novel, 1993.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
043934
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Cormac
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
940
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
261
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Hildalgo County (N.M.)
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Wilderness areas
  • Adventure stories, American
  • New Mexico
  • Ranch life
  • Wolves
  • Texas
  • Boys
Summary expansion
In All the Pretty Horses, young John Grady Cole, dispossessed by the sale of his family's Texas ranch, heads across the border in search of the cowboy life, finding a job breaking horses and a dangerously ill-fated romance. In The Crossing, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch and instead of killing it decides to take it on a perilous journey home to the mountains of Mexico. These drifters come together years later in Cities of the Plain, a magnificent tale of friendship and passion. McCarthy's haunting evocation of two young men poised on the edge of a world about to change forever serves as a darkly beautiful elegy for the American frontier
Target audience
adult
Label
The border trilogy, Cormac McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • All the pretty horses
  • The crossing
  • Cities of the plain
Control code
ocm41649661
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
301, 425, 291 pages
Isbn
9780375407932
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
99036551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)41649661
Label
The border trilogy, Cormac McCarthy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • All the pretty horses
  • The crossing
  • Cities of the plain
Control code
ocm41649661
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
301, 425, 291 pages
Isbn
9780375407932
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
99036551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)41649661

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