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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date September 26, 2006
Pages 241
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307265432
ISBN-10 0307265439
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity. 250,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece.

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. The 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.

The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It 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. Awesome in the totality of its vision, 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.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Pan Macmillan (November 3, 2006)
9780330447539 | details & prices | 241 pages | 6.00 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $30.05
About: A father and his son walk alone through burned America.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 26, 2006)
9780307265432 | details & prices | 241 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.95
About: In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (November 24, 2009)
9780307476319 | details & prices | 287 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.32 lbs | List price $7.99
About: NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNERNational Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (November 3, 2009)
9780307476302 | details & prices | 287 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Post-apocalyptic novel of a father and son in America
Mti edition from Vintage Books (November 18, 2008)
9780307472120 | details & prices | 287 pages | 4.00 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.33 lbs | List price $7.99
About: NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNERNational Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (October 14, 2008)
9780307455291 | details & prices | 287 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.95
About: NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNERNational Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.
from Vintage Books (September 11, 2007)
9780307277923 | details & prices | 304 pages | 0.81 lbs | List price $14.00
About: A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.
from Random House (May 29, 2007)
9780307386458 | details & prices | 287 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
from Vintage Books (March 28, 2007)
9780307387899 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.95
About: In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.
Miscellaneous
from Vintage Books (March 20, 2007)
9780307267450 | details & prices | List price $14.95
CD/Spoken Word
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With Rupert Degas (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Naxos Audio Books (November 4, 2008)
9789626349717 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $19.98
About: A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthys masterpiece.
Library
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With Harold Bloom (other contributor) | from Chelsea House Pub (May 1, 2011)
9781617530029 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $30.00
About: In this volume critical excerpts explore McCarthy's classic text 'The Road'.
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (January 1, 2007)
9781585478934 | details & prices | 254 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $31.95
About: NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNERNational Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (March 28, 2007)
9781417807437 | details & prices | 287 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $28.10
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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