Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels by Katherine Anne PorterPale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels by Katherine Anne Porter

Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels

byKatherine Anne Porter

Hardcover | February 1, 2001

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First published in 1939, these three short novels secured the author's reputation as a master of short fiction.
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was a renowned American author of short stories and essays. Best known for her short story collections and the novel Ship of Fools, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, a National Book Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal Award for Fiction.
Title:Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short NovelsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0151707553

ISBN - 13:9780151707553


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She was a spirited-looking young woman, with dark curly hair cropped and parted on the side, a short oval face with straight eyebrows, and a large curved mouth. A round white collar rose from the neck of her tightly buttoned black basque, and round white cuffs set off lazy hands with dimples in them, lying at ease in the folds of her flounced skirt which gathered around to a bustle.

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Contains three short novels, - Old Mortality, a story of race tracks, of the Deep South, of the survival and shattering of a family legend; Noon Wine, Texas and a dairy farm rescued from decay by a man who turns out to be an escaped lunatic from Dakota and of the tragedy that ended it all; Pale Horse, Pale Rider, a mystical story of the narrow ledge between life and death, set at the time of the flu epidemic. Stories which add new laurels to those Miss Porter has already acquired as one of the great stylists of today, in the Katharine Mansfield school. Simplicity, beauty, clarity, distinction and a sense of drama implicit in character and circumstance, mark her work.