Cold Mountain: A Novel

Paperback | August 31, 2006

byCharles Frazier

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Charles Frazier's debut novel, Cold Mountain, which has sold 3 million copies, will be re-issued by Grove in paperback to coincide with the major event publication of his 2nd book, 13 Moons, by Random House on October 3rd, 2006.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. Now, 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 worldwhere 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.

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Charles Frazier's debut novel, Cold Mountain, which has sold 3 million copies, will be re-issued by Grove in paperback to coincide with the major event publication of his 2nd book, 13 Moons, by Random House on October 3rd, 2006.In 1997, Charles Frazier's debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of Th...

Charles Frazier was born in 1950 and grew up in western North Carolina. Frazier received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina and his doctorate in American literature from the University of South Carolina. He taught at the University of Colorado and North Carolina State University before writing his...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802142842

ISBN - 13:9780802142849

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Rare and Wonderful Read Inman, having deserted the Confederate Army while in the hospital, is walking home through the Blue Ridge Mountains to Ada, the woman he left there four years before. Both have been changed by the war; Ada, too, by the death of her father, which requires her to cultivate a work ethic to which she is not accustomed. Ada and Inman, in their present lives and in their memories of each other, are beautifully entwined in “Cold Mountain”. Their love endures, connecting them, sustaining them throughout the devastating, tragic end of the novel. Charles Frazier writes his characters (more human than most of us), their battles, towns, forests, fields, and mountains, in a stunning, transporting narrative. Based vaguely on the life of W. P. Inman, a distant relation of the authour. Adapted for the screen by Anthony Minghella.
Date published: 2008-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book This is an amazing book. The writing is wonderful, the characters seem so real you feel you know them and you get a real feel for the place and time. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2007-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful work Cold Mountain is a beautifully written, deeply poetic novel. It's a great story with great characters and wonderful descriptions. I gave it a four instead of a five because it does drag at some parts. But it's worth getting through the slow spots because the rest of the book is excellent.
Date published: 2006-07-30