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McCarthy, Cormac 1933-

Works: 601 works in 3,187 publications in 27 languages and 97,972 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Western fiction  Bildungsromans  Apocalyptic fiction  Drama  Robinsonades  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Proofreader, Performer, Other, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3563.C337, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cormac McCarthy
The road by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

265 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 9,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this postapocalyptic novel, a father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. They sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. This book boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. It is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.--From publisher description
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

222 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 6,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a rugged and cruelly idyllic adventure
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

157 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 6,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stumbling upon a bloody massacre, a cache of heroin, and more than two million in cash during a hunting trip, Llewelyn Moss removes the money, a decision that draws him and his young wife into the middle of a violent confrontation
The crossing by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

140 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 4,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy and Boyd Parham embark on a journey to return a she-wolf to the mountains of Mexico, only to find their destiny and fate
Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

172 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Cities of the plain by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

84 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas cowboy falls in love with a Mexican prostitute, only to discover he has a rival, her pimp. The pimp refuses to let her go because he will lose money and the stage is set for a violent confrontation
Suttree by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

104 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Suttree renounces the values held by his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat among the depraved residents on the banks of the Tennessee River
The road by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst the destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world that is utterly devastated
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

55 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas/Mexico border when he stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money--and the hunter becomes the hunted. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is the aging Sheriff Bell, a World War II veteran who may be Moss' only hope for survival
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

87 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falsely accused of rape, Lester Ballard is released from jail, and a trip to the dry-goods store, an errand to the blacksmith, and other incidents are transformed into scenes of the comic and the grotesque
The orchard keeper by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

78 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy, a man, and an old man reflect the conflicts and problems of life in a small community in East Tennessee at the turn of the century
Outer dark by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

75 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stark novel is set in an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

64 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his grandfather dies, 16 year-old John Grady Cole has very little reason to stay in Texas. The allure of unseen lands beckons and he and a friend set out for Mexico. On their journey across the hard-scrabble land the boys meet adventure and fright, all while growing in character and fortitude. When their travels land them in an idyllic hacienda it seems as if their adventure may come to a close. In fact, however, the adventure may just be beginning
The counselor by Ridley Scott( Visual )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A savvy lawyer, known for doing the right thing for the wrong people, decides to put his connections to the test by diving into a treacherous drug deal for some quick cash. He gambles that the consequences won't catch up with him, but the counselor soon learns that having it all could mean losing everything
Cities of the plain by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Grady and Bill Parham, hired hands on a New Mexico ranch, go to Juarez, a nearby border town, and meet a young prostitute with whom Grady falls in love. Her freedom from the brothel is settled with a duel, and so ends the last installment of the "Border Trilogy."
The Sunset Limited : a novel in dramatic form by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made." "In that small apartment, "Black" and "White," as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing worldviews. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men - though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life."--BOOK JACKET
The border trilogy by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

55 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cormac McCarthy's award-winning and bestselling trio of novels, The Border Trilogy, appearing here in one volume for the first time, constitutes a genuine American epic. The young men in these novels come of age on southwestern ranches in the 1930s, while across the border Mexico beckons them with its desolate beauty and the cruel promise of a place where a dreams are paid for in blood
Blood meridian, [or, the evening redness in the West] by Cormac McCarthy( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His birth ended his mother's life in Tennessee. Scrawny and wiry, he runs away at the age of 14. As he makes his way westward, the impoverished and illiterate youth finds trouble at every turn. Then he's recruited by Army irregulars, lured by the promise of spoils and bound for Mexico. Churning a dusty path toward destiny, he witnesses unknown horrors and suffering--and yet, as if shielded by the almighty hand of God, he survives to breathe another day.--
The stonemason : a play in five acts by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stonemason is a profoundly moving drama set in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1970s, concerning several generations of a black family. McCarthy's narrator, Ben, reveals a painful episode in his family's history, grounding us at the same time in the beautiful dynamic between him and his grandfather, Papaw. Ben, Ben's father, and Papaw are all stonemasons, but in descriptions of "the trade" we learn as much about this family's capacity for love as we do about constructing sound foundations for houses, barns and bridges. Papaw's knowledge about stonemasonry is analogous to his deep spiritual wisdom, and Ben recognizes both as he looks back on his apprenticeship in the "trade at which I thought myself a master and of which I stood in darkest ignorance. And as I came to know him...As I came to know him...Oh I could hardly believe my good fortune. I swore then I'd cleave to that old man like a bride. I swore he'd take nothing to his grave."
The Gardener's son : a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Graniteville, South Carolina, two families shelter their lives in the shadows of the great cotton mill: the wealthy Greggs, owners of the mill and scions of the local society; and the working-class McEvoys, who tend the gardens and work the plant floor. Robert McEvoy is forced to have his leg amputated during an incident which is rumored to have been caused by the son of the mill's founder. When Robert bitterly leaves Graniteville and returns two years later, he finds his mother dead and his father working on the factory line, his beloved gardens forgotten. Robert's rage consumes both families
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Cormac McCarthy

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Cormac McCarthy écrivain américain

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Mac Carthy, Cormac

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MacCarthy Cormac

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Makarti, Kormark 1933-

Makārtijs, Kormaks 1933-

Makartis Kormakas

Makkartï Kormak

Mc Carthy, Cormac

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McCarthy, Charles.

McCarthy, Charles 1933-

McCarthy, Charles 1933- Jr

McCarthy, Charles J. 1933-

McCarthy, Charles Joseph 1933- Junior

McCarthy, Charles Joseph Junior 1933-

McCarthy, Charles, Jr., 1933-

McCarthy Cormac

Κόρμακ ΜακΚάρθυ Αμερικανός μυθιστοριογράφος, σεναριογράφος και θεατρικός συγγραφέας

Кормак Макарти

Кормак Маккарти

Кормак Маккарті

Маккарти Кормак

Маккарти, Кормак американский писатель-романист и драматург

מקארתי, קורמאק 1933-

מקרתי, קורמק 1933-

קורמק מקארתי

كورماك مكارثي

كورماك مكارثي، 1933-

ماككارتىي كورماك

چارلز مک‌کارتی نویسنده آمریکایی

کورمک مک‌کارتی

कॉरमैक मैक्कार्थी

করম্যাক ম্যাকা‌র্থি

คอร์แม็ค แม็คคาร์ธี

კორმაკ მაკ-კართი

매카시, 코맥 1933-

코맥 매카시


マッカーシー, コーマック

マッカーシー, チャールズ・ジュニア