"PURE POETIC BRIMSTONE": FIRST EDITION OF MCCARTHY'S AWARD-WINNING NOVEL THE ROAD
MCCARTHY, Cormac. The Road. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Octavo, original half black paper, original dust jacket. $500.
First edition 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.
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. "First Edition" stated on copyright page.
A fine copy.