First Edition (first printing). The fifth novel by the author of ALL THE PRETTY HORSES and THE ROAD, a story of "the kid" that takes place along the United States/Mexico border in 1849-1850. Voted runner-up in a 2006 New York Times poll of the best fiction books for the previous 25 years. Fine/Fine but for a small smudge to the fore edge and incidental toning to the dust jacket flaps. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : "The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable."
Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf.
"A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."
Review: "The men as they rode turned black in the sun from the blood on their clothes and their faces and then paled slowly in the rising dust until they assumed once more the color of the land through which they passed." If what we call "horror" can be seen as including any literature that has dark, horrific subject matter, then Blood Meridian is, in this reviewer's estimation, the best horror novel ever written. It's a perverse, picaresque Western about bounty hunters for Indian scalps near the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s--a ragged caravan of indiscriminate killers led by an unforgettable human monster called "The Judge." Imagine the imagery of Sam Peckinpah and Heironymus Bosch as written by William Faulkner, and you'll have just an inkling of this novel's power. From the opening scenes about a 14-year-old Tennessee boy who joins the band of hunters to the extraordinary, mythic ending, this is an American classic about extreme violence.
Titre : Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the...
Éditeur : Random House
Date d'édition : 1985
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre Random House, Incorporated. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. N° de réf. du libraire G039454482XI3N10
Description du livre Random House, 1985. Cloth. État : Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First edition, lacking dj. Spine a little rubbed. Ownership stamp to bottom edge and front endpaper. Front hinge a bit weak. N° de réf. du libraire 051631
Description du livre Random House. Hardcover. État : New. 039454482X New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.0941815
Description du livre Random House, 1985. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 039454482X
Description du livre Random House, N Y, 1974. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. Not Ex-Library Copy. Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket.Nice Copy.Binding Is Solid. Text Unmarked.Not Ex-Library Copy.Dustjacket Is Not Clipped.No Remainder Mark.Not A Bookclub Edition.Stated First Edition, First Printing With Complete Number Line Starting With 2 (Random House). Tiny Scuff At Bottom Of Dustjacket Spine ( Photo On Request ). N° de réf. du libraire 012658
Description du livre Random House, New York, 1985. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. A First Edition, First Printing. Near fine and appears unread in a near fine dust jacket. Except for a remainder mark on the top edge, volume is without flaw. Jacket with one rubbed corner, else also without flaw. An extremely nice copy. N° de réf. du libraire 003183
Description du livre Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. Very light rubbing to jacket, with no tears. Remainder mark to top page edges. N° de réf. du libraire 046822
Description du livre Random House Inc. New York, 1985. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 337 pages. Red cloth spine and red paper over boards. Gold lettering on the spine. DJ is dark red with red lettering, illustration of covered wagon receding on the cover. Original price of $17.95 on the front flap. DJ is in quite good condition, but not perfect; there is a chip at the top of the rear spine and a bump at the top rear corner. No date on title page. Copyright page dated 1985. Stated first edition with number line 24689753. Binding crisp and tight. Pages clean and unmarked and square. There is a red stripe on the top foreedge, likely a remainder mark. This is McCarthy's fifth book and it is considered by many to be his best. N° de réf. du libraire Fred-W929
Description du livre Random House, New York, 1985. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition stated with 24689753 complete Random House number line. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 Book; binding tight, mild bumping to top corners and top and bottom edges else boards straight and clean; soil speck to fore edge else text fine, unread. Dust jacket ($17.95) has few faint impressions with mild rubbing and small paper loss to top flap fold ends, two 1/4" closed tears to top front flap fold end. Color bright and sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. N° de réf. du libraire 022017AC
Description du livre Random House, New York, 1985. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : fine. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Tight beautiful copy! Unread, not price-clipped. N° de réf. du libraire 6357