"A GENUINE AMERICAN EPIC": FIRST ONE-VOLUME EDITION OF CORMAC MCCARTHY'S BORDER TRILOGY, SIGNED BY HIM
MCCARTHY, Cormac. The Border Trilogy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1999). Thick octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket.
First one-volume edition of the three novels in McCarthy's acclaimed "Border Trilogy," signed on the publisher's tipped-in leaf by McCarthy.
According to The New York Times, Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy is "a miracle in prose, an American original. Composed of three works—All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain—the trilogy traces the lives of two young men coming into adulthood in the changing Southwest." "A taut, poetic evocation of the remote backcountry of south Texas and northern Mexico, [All the Pretty Horses is] 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). "More discursive than All the Pretty Horses, [The Crossing] presents a sharp-eyed revision of the meaning of the West in the American consciousness" (Chronology of American Literature). "Told in both McCarthy's signature lyrical style and his dead-on ranchero dialogue, Cities of the Plain ends the trilogy at the height of McCarthy's storytelling skill" (Stacey Peebles, Cormac McCarthy Society). All the Pretty Horses first published in 1992; The Crossing in 1994; Cities of the Plain in 1998.