Personally signed by Charles Frazier directly onto a special title page.
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1997. Charles Frazier "Cold Mountain". A special limited hardcover edition, this copy signed by the author Charles Frazier. A collector's edition, luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. Includes COA and original collector's notes. Part of the Signed Modern Classics collection. 356pp.
In 1997, Charles Frazier's debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to sell over three million copies.
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About Cold Mountain
The beloved American epic returns, reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication of Frazier's eagerly-anticipated second novel, Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.
About the Author
Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. He now lives in Raleigh with his wife and daughter, where they raise horses. Cold Mountain, his first novel, was nominated for a National Book Award.
�A Whitmanesque foray into America: into its hugeness, its freshness, its scope and its soul.� �James Polk, The New York Times Book
�An astonishing debut . . . a genuinely romantic saga that attains the status of literature.��Malcolm Jones, Newsweek
�As close to a masterpiece as American writing is going to come these days.� �Fred Chappell, Raleigh News & Observer
�Charles Frazier�s feeling for the Southern landscape is reverential and beautifully composed. He has written an astonishing first novel.� � Alfred Kazin, The New York Review of Books
From the Publisher
"... a heartbreakingly beautiful story, elegantly told, and utterly convincing down to the last haunting detail."
-- John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
"A memorable book."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"It seems possible to never want to read another book, so wonderful is this one. Cold Mountain is one of the great accomplishments in
-- Rick Bass
"It's simply a miracle."
-- Larry Brown, author of Joe
From the Inside Flap
Winner of the 1997 National Book Award
A New York Times and Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year
Charles Frazier has created a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished land, a place where savagery coexists with splendour and human beings contend with the inhuman solitude of the wilderness. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved there years before. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away.As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.
From the Back Cover
"Cold Mountain is a heartbreakingly beautiful story, elegantly told and utterly convincing down to the last haunting detail."�John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
"This novel is so magnificent � in every conceivable aspect, and others previously unimagined � that it has occurred to me that the shadow of this book, and the joy I received in reading it, will fall over every other book I have ever read."�Rick Bass
"Lush, poetic, moving and artfully exciting�A heightened, thrilling love story�Perhaps the most eloquent writing about the awful drudgery and desperation of the Civil War since Thomas Keneally's Confederates�A great read."�John Doyle, The Globe and Mail
"Charles Frazier has taken on a daunting task � and has done extraordinarily well by it.... In prose filled with grace notes and trenchant asides, he has reset much of the Odyssey in 19-century America, near the end of the Civil War.... A Whitmanesque foray into America; into its hugeness, its freshness, its scope and its soul�Such a memorable book."�The New York Times Book Review
"A page-turner that attains the status of literature�Natural-born storytellers come along only rarely. Charles Frazier joins the ranks of that elite cadre on the first page of his astonishing debut."�Newsweek
"A rare and extraordinary book�Heart-stopping�Spellbinding."�San Francisco Chronicle
"A great read � a stirring Civil War tale told with...epic sweep...loaded with vivid historical detail."�People
The original shrink-wrap is still on the book. It was removed only once to verify the autograph and the COA. The condition is of the highest quality without any flaws. Sharp corners. Plenty of bubble wrap for safe transit and on-time reliable shipping. Unread book in Flawless condition.
- Easton Press (1997)
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