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The Road. by Cormac McCarthy - Signed First Edition - 2006 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 108732)

The Road.

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The Road.

by Cormac McCarthy

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Second printing of McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a post-apocalyptic world, a work of "stunning, savage beauty," adapted to the screen in 2009 with stars Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Cormac McCarthy on a laid in bookplate. Signed by Viggo Mortensen on the half-title page and by jacket design Chip Kidd on the rear panel. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. In Cormac McCarthy's The Road a father and son travel through a post-apocalyptic world in a novel of "stunning, savage beauty... written with stripped-down urgency and fueled by the force of a universal nightmare. This is an exquisitely bleak incantation--pure poetic brimstone" (New York Times). "The Road is a wildly powerful and disturbing book" (Time). The Road earned McCarthy the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and became the basis for the 2009 film starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron.

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The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, almost all life on earth. The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.

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On Oct 27 2010, TheRareBookLady said:
It came unannounced, uninvited. Sent to me in a plain box, came a package with some typical care pack items, and one of the most outstanding books I've read in a long time, "The Road", by Cormac McCarthy. My sister sent it because she had heard it was well recieved. Well recieved is an understatement. "The Road" is not simply a book, it's an experience. A post-apocalyptic story of a man and his son, truding through the ashen country, towards the coast in hopes of finding some civilization. Some say "The Road" is just another masterpiece to add to his list of fantastic works. I'm not familiar with all of McCarthy's works, but I can attest that it is an incredibly short list in existence, displaying books that leave you changed for weeks after reading the book. I spoke to many who were not necessarily bold readers and even felt a bit disturbed for a while after finishing the book. For those of us who are bold readers, this is intriguing.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
108732
Title
The Road.
Author
Cormac McCarthy
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2006
Keywords
Cormac McCarthy Signed, The Road Cormac McCarthy 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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