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The Road by  Cormac McCarthy - 1st Edition; 1st Printing - 2006 - from S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB) (SKU: A36629)

The Road

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The Road

by McCarthy, Cormac

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Fine in Fine dust jacket
ISBN 10
0307265439
ISBN 13
9780307265432
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0307265439 . Pulitzer Prize winner. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. This copy has the First State dust jacket with $24.00 price the front flap and 10/2006 on the bottom rear flap. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. A novel of dystopian fiction, considered by some to be one of the best novels written in the last twenty-five years. "McCarthy is known for his sparse use of punctuation, even replacing most commas with "and" (a polysyndeton). He told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that he prefers "simple declarative sentences" and that he uses capital letters, periods, an occasional comma, a colon for setting off a list, but never semicolons. He does not use quotation marks for dialogue and believes there is no reason to "blot the page up with weird little marks". Erik Hage notes that McCarthy's dialogue also often lacks attribution, but that "[s]omehow...the reader remains oriented as to who is speaking". His attitude to punctuation dates to some editing work he did for a professor of English while he was enrolled at the University of Tennessee, when he stripped out much of the punctuation in the book being edited, which pleased the professor. McCarthy also edited fellow Santa Fe Institute Fellow W. Brian Arthur's influential article "Increasing Returns and the New World of Business", " .

Synopsis

The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, almost all life on earth. The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.

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On Oct 27 2010, TheRareBookLady said:
It came unannounced, uninvited. Sent to me in a plain box, came a package with some typical care pack items, and one of the most outstanding books I've read in a long time, "The Road", by Cormac McCarthy. My sister sent it because she had heard it was well recieved. Well recieved is an understatement. "The Road" is not simply a book, it's an experience. A post-apocalyptic story of a man and his son, truding through the ashen country, towards the coast in hopes of finding some civilization. Some say "The Road" is just another masterpiece to add to his list of fantastic works. I'm not familiar with all of McCarthy's works, but I can attest that it is an incredibly short list in existence, displaying books that leave you changed for weeks after reading the book. I spoke to many who were not necessarily bold readers and even felt a bit disturbed for a while after finishing the book. For those of us who are bold readers, this is intriguing.

Details

Bookseller
S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB) US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
A36629
Title
The Road
Author
McCarthy, Cormac
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
1st Edition; 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0307265439
ISBN 13
9780307265432
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2006
LCCN
2006023629
Keywords
0307265439, Science Fiction, Cormac McCarthy, Dystopian fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner, Science Fiction

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About S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB)

S. Howlett-West Books was established in 1996, but the owner, Stephanie has been in the book business for over 30 years. Besides her full time work as a book dealer, she writes articles on the subject of Science Fiction for several trade magazines. She is a collector and reader of first edition science fiction in her spare time.

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