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The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, almost all life on earth. The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.

  • TheRareBookLady : It came unannounced, uninvited. Sent to me in a plain box, came a package with some typical care pack items, and one of the most outstanding books I've read in a long time, "The Road", by Cormac McCarthy. My sister sent it because she had heard it was well recieved. Well recieved is an understatement. "The Road" is not simply a book, it's an experience. A post-apocalyptic story of a man and his son, truding through the ashen country, towards the coast in hopes of finding some civilization. Some say "The Road" is just another masterpiece to add to his list of fantastic works. I'm not familiar with all of McCarthy's works, but I can attest that it is an incredibly short list in existence, displaying books that leave you changed for weeks after reading the book. I spoke to many who were not necessarily bold readers and even felt a bit disturbed for a while after finishing the book. For those of us who are bold readers, this is intriguing.
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Available copies: The Road By McCarthy, Cormac


The Road

McCARTHY, Cormac

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2006. First. Advance issue consisting of canvas tape bound photomechanically reproduced sheets of the almost finished manuscript in publisher's printed wrappers, with a few scattered hand notations also reproduced. Quarto. Fine. Letter from Knopf's Publicity Department laid in, dated a half year before the book's release. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Very scarce -- only a small number of these advance copies were issued. Although we have not done a thorough comparison, this preliminary text appears to have slight variations from the published version. .

  • Published: 2006
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
$2,500.00

THE ROAD

McCarthy, Cormac

NY: KNOPF.. Fine. 2006. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Close to fine in plain light blue printed wrappers. Pulitzer Prize winner & basis for a film adaptation. Few galleys were produced. (GC) .

  • Published: 2006
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Waverley Books
$1,000.00

THE ROAD

Cormac McCarthy

UK: Picador, 2006. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 23.4 x 13.8 x 3.2 cm. author. Signed by author on title page. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean. Binding is tight. Dust jacket is clean, bright, and unmarked in a protective mylar cover.

  • Published: 2006
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition Thus
  • ISBN: 9780330447539
Sold by: Atlanta Vintage Books
$900.00

The Road

MCCARTHY, Cormac

New York: Knopf, 2006. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. as new. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A close to fine book in a blue, illustrated wrappers. This is the uncommon, uncorrected proof of McCarthy's most recent novel, a best-seller that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and that has been turned into a movie starring Vigo Mortenson. An unread copy with faint evidence of sticker removal on the front cover and a faint crease to the back cover.

Sold by: Sawtooth Books
$850.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

New York: Knopf , 2006 The uncorrected proof copy of The Road. Fine condition in light blue wraps. An exceptional copy. Rare.

  • Published: 2006
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: The Bookman
$750.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Bookplate signed by Cormac McCarthy laid in. The Road is the most readable of [McCarthy's] works, and consistently brilliant in its imagining of the posthumous condition of nature and civilization" (The New York Times Book Review).

  • Published: 2006.
Sold by: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB
$650.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2006. Soft cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected proof, blue paper wraps show little wear. Previous owner name on front cover, interior is clean, binding uncreased.

Sold by: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA
$650.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006 Alfred A. Knopf Stated First Edition /First Printing. Hardcover Fine black cloth binding over orange paper covered boards with copper lettering on spine. Black DJ is Fine protected in mylar cover. Appears to be unread / As new.. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

  • Published: 2006
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First
  • ISBN: 9780307256430
Sold by: Stray Dog Bookshop
$400.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

Picador, London 2006. 1st ed., first printing. 8vo. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The basis for the 2009 film starring Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron and Robert Duvall.A very fine unread copy in a very fine unclipped dustwrapper

Sold by: Stephen Poole Fine Books
$320.07

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

New York: Knopf, 2006. Hardcover First edition, as stated Fine in Fine DJ as unread; clean, tight, & attractive; dj protected by new Mylar wrap. 8 vo; rmuted orange boards with black spine strip; bronze spine lettering; 241 pp; shiny, black dj with author's name in gray letters and title in muted orange letters.

  • Published: 2006.
  • Condition: Fine in Fine DJ as unread; clean, tight, & attractive; dj protected by new Mylar wrap.
  • Edition: First edition, as stated
Sold by: Rosebud Books
$310.00

THE ROAD

McCarthy, Cormac

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307265439 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Stated First Edition. ; 0.5 x 9.4 x 5.8 Inches; 256 pages .

  • Published: 2006
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • ISBN: 9780307265432
Sold by: Rare Book Cellar
$300.00

The Road

MCCARTHY, Cormac

London: Picador, 2006. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in plain white wraps. An unread copy. This is a scarce proof copy of the first British edition, which preceded the U.S. edition and is far less common than the U.S. proof or trade edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the basis for the film that featured Vigo Mortensen.

Sold by: Sawtooth Books
$300.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

New York:: Knopf,, 2006. 0307265439. A Fine tight copy with copper paper boards with black cloth backstrip in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a touch of fading to the front panel and the date 10/2006 on the rear flap. In this postapocalyptic novel, McCarthy tells the story of a father and son who find themselves in a ravaged landscape filled with lawless bands that roam a decimated America.The only thing that sustains them is a pistol and their love for each other..

  • Published: 2006. 0307265439
  • Condition: A Fine tight copy with copper paper boards with black cloth backstrip in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a touch of fadin
  • ISBN: 9780307265432
Sold by: Gregor Rare Books
$250.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

Knopf. Hardcover. 0307265439 Stated first edition in unclipped DJ (orig price $24.00) and 10/2006 on back flap. DJ is in mylar and does have a small amount of rubbing. Book is in otherwise fine condition with no inscriptions or remainder marks. . Very Good.

Sold by: Half Moon Books
$250.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2006. Hardcover. Fine. F/NF. Lightly bumped spine ends. DJ has light rubbing and a small crease on the inside flyleaf. First US Edition. First Printing.

Sold by: Text and Margin Booksellers
$235.13

The Road

MCCARTHY, Cormac

London: Picador, 2006. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The first British edition with the correct number line. Already a modern-day classic novel of a post-apocalyptic world in which a father and son struggle survive. A lovely copy.

  • Published: 2006
  • Edition: First British edition
  • ISBN: 9780330447539
Sold by: Sawtooth Books
$200.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

London, UK: Picador , 2006. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First UK Edition. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) A as New unread copy in a pristine dust jacket. Issued in far smaller numbers than the US edition and therefore very uncommon as a true first print..

  • Published: 2006
  • Condition: As New
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • ISBN: 9780330447539
Sold by: Kelleher Rare Books
$193.82

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Copyright date 2006, first edition, first printing Rustin black cover over boards with gold lettering on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Dust jacket no tears bent flaps nor is it price clipped. Shelfware to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are very minor. The text is bright and clean, with a tight binding, a very solid book.. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fiction.

  • Published: 2006
  • Condition: As New
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Mclin Haven
$175.00

THE ROAD

MCCARTHY, CORMAC

NEW YORK NY: ALFRED A KNOPF COMPANY. FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET. PUB 2006. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. DUAL PRICE (USA $24.00 AND CANADA $30.00) ON THE FRONT FLAP AND 10/2006 AT BASE OF REAR FLAP /WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE 2007 . BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS FINE EXCEPT FOR A LIGHT CREASE TO THE FRONT FLAP, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. .

  • Published: PUB 2006
  • Condition: FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET
  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
Sold by: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS
$175.00

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

New York: Alfred A. Knopf Publ, 2006. First Edition ~1st Printing. Hardcover. fine in fine dust jacket, in fresh mylar cover; gentle scuffing to the jacket, very slight ripple at top of front pastedown endpaper (presumably from publisher's glue) else a tight square unmarked copy in unclipped dust jacket; a stated first edition with copper boards; clean and fresh, appears unread; this Pulitzer Prize-winner was basis for Viggo Mortensen film of the same name

  • Published: 2006
  • Edition: First Edition ~1st Printing
Sold by: David Kaye Books & Memorabilia
$175.00