“COLD MOUNTAIN NEVERTHELESS SOARED IN HIS MIND”: FIRST EDITION OF COLD MOUNTAIN, SIGNED BY CHARLES FRAZIER
FRAZIER, Charles. Cold Mountain. New York: Atlantic Monthly, (1997). Octavo, original half black cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $600.
First trade edition, first printing, signed and dated ("9-2-97") by Frazier on the title page in the year of publication.
"This ambitious first novel, which won a National Book Award in 1997, recasts much of the Odyssey in the South near the end of the Civil War, with a wounded Confederate soldier standing in for Odysseus. His journey home resembles a Whitmanesque foray into America: into its hugeness, its freshness, its scope and its soul" (New York Times). "One of the great accomplishments in American literature" (Rick Bass). First issue, with "man-woman" on page 25. Published the same year as the limited edition of 500 copies.