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All the Pretty Horses. by  Cormac McCarthy - Signed First Edition - 1992 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 62088)

All the Pretty Horses.

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All the Pretty Horses.

by McCarthy, Cormac

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Early printing of the first novel in McCarthy's acclaimed Border Trilogy and winner of the National Book Award. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Mary Bailey all best wishes Cormac McCarthy." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. All the Pretty Horses is an American classic to stand with the finest literary achievements of the century" (San Francisco Chronicle). "A taut, poetic evocation of the remote backcountry of south Texas and northern Mexico, strongly imagined and beautifully rendered by a very fine writer—one of our best—who deserves far more renown. The perception of horses is extraordinary, and Jimmy Blevins will take a place as one of the great characters of American literature" (Peter Matthiessen).

Synopsis

Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has also written plays and screenplays. This novel, All The Pretty Horses , won the National Book Award in 1992. The story reads like a Western novel, but is set in 1949 and revolves around the life of a 16-year old Texan named John Grady Cole. After his parent’s marriage ends, he finds himself at the end of a long line of ranchers, without a family ranch to work. So he sets out for Mexico on horseback with two companions. By turns both comic and tragic, the elaborate character development and McCarthy’s superb descriptive style make this book a rare treat.

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On May 18 2011, for2itous said:
McCarthy does have a vivid descriptive style but the plot is predictable. Where did he get the title? Got so tired of the characters lighting up a cigaret.Don't quite understand why it got the National Book Award.
On Jul 7 2007, fict said:
A great book, but not McCarthy's best, by a long shot.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
62088
Title
All the Pretty Horses.
Author
McCarthy, Cormac
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1992
Keywords
All The Pretty Horses First Edition, All the Pretty Horses Signed First Edition, Cormac McCarthy Autograph, Cormac McCarthy Signed First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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