The Road

BY Cormac McCarthy
Book Information1/1/0/US/AF/2006/?  •  240x155x32  •  526  •   Pulitzer'07  •   James Tait Black'06

"The Road", published in 2006 by Alfred Knopf, is the latest novel by Cormac McCarthy, who wrote a play and two screenplays since, but no novel, although he mentioned in a 2009 interveiw with Wall Street Journal that he is (still?) working on one. "The Road" was well received and won Cormac McCarthy his first Pulitzer in 2007. The book also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2006. Like "All the Pretty Horses" and "No Country for Old Men", "The Road" was also adapted to a Hollywood movie in 2009.

This is the first edition first printing hardbound version with first state dust jacket that is unclipped, showing the correct price of $24.00. The book is bound in red board and black clothed spine with gilt lettering and no topstain. The copyright page should state "First Edition". The book has an unusual geometry: the length is 20mm longer than usual for a book of wide at 155mm.

This book is not particularly rare but the price of a VG copy from eBay or Abebooks varies from $50 to a few hundred dollars. This is a NF copy with a NF dust jacket and a NF book that is tight and clean.

Cormac McCarthy also mentioned that he signed 250 of the book but they all belong to his son in the WSJ interview, so there are no signed first edition copies on the market, for now.