Blood Meridian Book
Score: 4
From 83 Ratings

Blood Meridian

  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762528
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb

Blood Meridian Summary:

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.

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West Book
Score: 4
From 48 Ratings

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West

  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679728757
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West Summary:

Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen

Notes on Blood Meridian Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Notes on Blood Meridian

  • Author : John Sepich
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292749603
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

Notes on Blood Meridian Summary:

“Sepich offers his insight and detailed research to the less knowledgeable reader. He crafts a book that will delight the McCarthy specialists.” —Western American Literature Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy’s epic tale of an otherwise nameless “kid” who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during 1849 and 1850, is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy’s greatest work. The New York Times Book Review ranked it third in a 2006 survey of the “best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years,” and in 2005 Time chose it as one of the 100 best novels published since 1923. Yet Blood Meridian’s complexity, as well as its sheer bloodiness, makes it difficult for some readers. To guide all its readers and help them appreciate the novel’s wealth of historically verifiable characters, places, and events, John Sepich compiled what has become the classic reference work, Notes on Blood Meridian. Originally published in 1993, Notes remained in print for only a few years and has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars. In bringing the book back into print to make it more widely available, Sepich has revised and expanded Notes with a new preface and two new essays that explore key themes and issues in the work. This amplified edition of Notes on Blood Meridian is the essential guide for all who seek a fuller understanding and appreciation of McCarthy’s finest work.

The Orchard Keeper Book

The Orchard Keeper

  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679728726
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb

The Orchard Keeper Summary:

A young boy, an old man, and the outlaw who has unknowingly killed the boy's father, all try to resist the changes brought about during the period between the wars

Reader s Guide to Blood Meridian Book

Reader s Guide to Blood Meridian

  • Author : Shane Schimpf
  • Publisher : Bon Mot Pub.
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Indians in literature
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 0978834917
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

Reader s Guide to Blood Meridian Summary:

A Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian is the essential companion to the classic novel by Cormac McCarthy. Every reader, whether a student of literature or a fan of the book, will find a wealth of information in these pages. Shane Schimpf has researched every aspect of the novel More...from terminology to foreign language translations to historical references to literary underpinnings. The content is presented as a page-by-page analysis facilitating a simultaneous reading of both. The result is a more complete understanding of the novel and McCarthy's dark vision contained therein. Unlike other written works about the novel, A Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian includes: 1) Chapter-by-chapter, page-by-page annotations to the novel. 2) A subject index which includes the initial appearance of major characters, references to historical figures, geographical locales, indigenous flora and fauna, biblical references and more. 3) A thematic overview of Blood Meridian exploring the relationship between the novel's two major figures, The Kid and The Judge.

Days Without End Book
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

Days Without End

  • Author : Sebastian Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698168633
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb

Days Without End Summary:

COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE "A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making."—Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

My Confession Book

My Confession

  • Author : Samuel Emery Chamberlain
  • Publisher : Texas State Historical Assn
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 0876111568
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb

My Confession Summary:

Not control his amorous and pugilistic inclinations and so left for the West. According to his "Confession," he seduced countless women in the U.S. and Mexico, never missed a fandango, fought gallantly against Mexican guerrillas, and rode with the 1st Dragoons into the Battle of Buena Vista. His remarkable story is pure melodrama; but Goetzmann has proven by his painstaking research that much of it is true. In extensive annotation, the editor has been able to separate.

The Border Trilogy Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The Border Trilogy

  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Everyman Paperback Classics
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Adventure stories, American
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 1857152611
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb

The Border Trilogy Summary:

This handsome edition of McCarthy's completed Border Trilogy in one volume gives the reader one of the most important works of American fiction of the last decades. McCarthy's work is far more than a western, but crosses the borders between fiction and philosophy, the real and the world of dream. With influences ranging from the traditional western; the coming-of-age story; the courtly romance; classical tragedy; and magical realism, McCarthy's masterpiece is a work to be read and read again. This new volume containing all three of the novels, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain, is a welcome addition to the canon of McCarthy's works in print.