Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses (3242 words)

All the Pretty Horses is the leading novel of Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy. Set in the rugged topography of the American southwest, with most of the significant action occurring south of the border in northern Mexico, The Crossing and Cities of the Plain are companion pieces to All the Pretty Horses. Additionally, it is relevant to notice that the Border Trilogy roughly follows the locations prominent in McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. One may well regard his trilogy as a three-act play set on the stage of Blood Meridian, whose nineteenth-century setting predates the events of the succeeding trilogy. Beyond this, one could recognize McCarthy’s later …

Hada, Ken. "All the Pretty Horses". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 December 2018
[, accessed 27 May 2019.]

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