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McCarthy, Cormac (Author) & Stechschulte, Tom (Performer). THE ROAD. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 241 pages. Fine/Fine.

Rare Cormac McCarthy collectible set. A fine copy of "The Road" with the Complete Dramatic Reading of the novel (on six compact discs) by Tom Stechschulte, one of the most brilliant American character actors and recording voices of our time. The author's tenth novel. One of Cormac McCarthy's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Cormac McCarthy's "The Road". By enduring critical and popular consensus, the author's triumphant return to top form. "In our age of relentless saber-rattling by global powers, it is not much of a leap to feel his vision could be not far off the mark nor, sadly, right around the corner. Stealing across this horrific landscape are an unnamed man and his emaciated son. It is the love the father feels for his son, a love as deep and acute as his grief, that could surprise readers of McCarthy's previous work, as his Gnostic impressions of Mankind have left very little place for love" (Dennis Lehane). "If God meant to interfere in the degeneracy of mankind would he not have done so by now?" (Cormac McCarthy). An absolute "must-have" title for Cormac McCarthy collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and despite its imperfection (visible rubbing on the black DJ) is still in especially fine condition: Every single internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. The boards are sharp, NO bumping at all. It comes with a fine copy of the Complete Dramatic Reading of the novel (on six CD's) by Tom Stechschulte, one of the most brilliant American character actors of our time, whose voice in recordings of various literary classics is universally acclaimed. Please note: The reading is in true Compact Disc (CD) format, infinitely superior as such in terms of production values to the MP3 version available online. Copies of the book available online have very serious flaws, are in multiple subsequent printings, or are overpriced. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare set thus. Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" is regarded by Harold Bloom as the greatest American novel of the last quarter of the 20th century. "Blood Meridian" and "The Border Trilogy" were selected by The New York Times panel of writers, critics, and editors as among the Top 20 greatest works of American fiction of the last 25 years. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 2007 for "The Road". One of the greatest American novelists of our time. A fine set. (SEE ALSO OTHER CORMAC MCCARTHY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307265439. $70.00

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