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Blood Meridian : or The Evening Redness in the West

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 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 Tennessean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 299.37g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330510940
  • 9780330510943
  • 6,094

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A bloody and starkly beautiful tale. -- Stephen Amidon * Sunday Times * 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 * Cormac McCarthy's violent lyric masterpiece, Blood Meridian acquires an amoral, apocalyptic dimension through the Miltonic grandeur of the language . . . It is a barbarously poetic odyssey through a hell without purpose. * Irish Times *
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About Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the author of many acclaimed novels, including All the Pretty Horses, The Road and No Country For Old Men. Among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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80,660 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
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4 28% (22,632)
3 14% (11,058)
2 6% (4,476)
1 2% (1,912)
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