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 : Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. 'McCarthy's achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect...He is a great writer" - "Independent". "I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as "Blood Meridian"...A nightmare odyssey" - "Evening Standard". "His masterpiece...The book reads like a conflation of the "Inferno", "The Iliad" and "Moby Dick". I can only declare that "Blood Meridian" is unlike anything I have read in recent years, and seems to me an extraordinary, breathtaking achievement" - John Banville.
"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."
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, 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, 1985. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 039454482X
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, 1985. Hardcover. État : Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good, in dust jacket, with price intact. Light foxing to edge of page block, remainder mark and a bit of excess binders glue visible at top edge. Boards show light rubbing, a few small spots, light rubbing and wear to extremities. The dust jacket shows light rubbing and edge wear,with a few small chips and short tears. A lovely copy. N° de réf. du libraire 140829010
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
Description du livre Random House, U.S.A., 1985. Hard Cover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. NA (illustrateur). First Edition. First edition of the author's fifth novel. Original half red cloth. Signed by McCarthy on the half title page without inscription. Book and dust jacket are flawless, with unclipped glossy red dust jacket . placed in clear mylar at purchase. Book has appearance of having never been opened, perhaps only to be signed by McCarthy. Housed in acid-free 20 point board soil-resistant cream color archival rare book box with pressure sensitive velcro button. An exceptional example "Blood Meridian seems to me the authentic American apocalyptic novel, more relevant even in 2000 than it was fifteen years ago. 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 of Faulkner. I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable as Blood Meridian" (Harold Bloom). McCarthy can only be compared with our greatest writers, with Melville and Faulkner, and this is his masterpiece" (Michael Herr). Accompanied by letter from J. Howard Woolmer to buyer of book noting how book was acquired. Woolmer is highly regarded and McCarthy friend. Size: 8vo. Yes. Collectible. N° de réf. du libraire 59693