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Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West: or the evening redness in the West

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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." 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. Publisher's Note: The 25th Anniversary Edition has been reset, causing the text to reflow. Page references based on earlier editions will no longer apply, so Vintage Books has compiled the following chart as a conversion aid. Download the chart by copying and pasting the following link into your browser:
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Full title blood meridian or the evening redness in the west
Author mccarthy cormac
Grouping Category book
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"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."

From the Hardcover edition.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Glanton Gang -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, American, Indians of North America -- Fiction, Massacres -- Fiction, Mexican-American Border Region -- Fiction, Outlaws -- Fiction, Teenage boys -- Fiction, Western stories
title_display Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West
title_full Blood Meridian Or the Evening Redness in the West, Blood meridian [electronic resource] : or the evening redness in the West / Cormac McCarthy, Blood meridian [sound recording] : or the evening redness in the West / by Cormac McCarthy, Blood meridian [sound recording] : or, the evening redness in the West / Cormac McCarthy, Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West / Cormac McCarthy
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