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Blood Meridian : Or the Evening Redness in the West

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25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION - An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West--from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road

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 the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 21mm | 261g
  • Vintage Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0679728759
  • 9780679728757
  • 54,822

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An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridianbrilliantly subverts 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 the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
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Review Text

"McCarthy is a writer to be read, to be admired, and quite honestly envied."
Ralph Ellison

"McCarthy is a born narrator, and his writing has, line by line, the stab of actuality. He is here to stay."
Robert Penn Warren
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Review quote

A classic American novel of regeneration through violence. McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers, with Melville and Faulkner, and this is his masterpiece.
--Michael Herr

McCarthy is a writer to be read, to be admired, and quite honestly--envied.
--Ralph Ellison

McCarthy is a born narrator, and his writing has, line by line, the stab of actuality. He is here to stay.
--Robert Penn Warren
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About Cormac McCarthy

Born in Rhode Island in 1933 but raised and educated in Tennesee, Cormac McCarthy is the author of a dozen previous novels and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Rating details

125,736 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 50% (62,264)
4 28% (35,130)
3 14% (17,774)
2 6% (7,408)
1 3% (3,160)
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