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Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

  • Title: Cold Mountain
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  • ISBN : 9780802142849
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 356 pages


Cold Mountain is a novel about a soldier s perilous journey back to his beloved near the Civil War s end At once a love story a harrowing account of one man s long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a new talent in American literature.Based on local history family stories passed down by Frazier s great great grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded Cold Mountain is a novel about a soldier s perilous journey back to his beloved near the Civil War s end At once a love story a harrowing account of one man s long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a new talent in American literature.Based on local history family stories passed down by Frazier s great great grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded Confederate soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the war back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada His odyssey thru the devastated landscape of the soon to be defeated South interweaves with Ada s struggle to revive her father s farm, with the help of an intrepid young drifter named Ruby As their long separated lives begin to converge at the close of the war, Inman Ada confront the vastly transformed world they ve been delivered.Frazier reveals insight into human relations with the land the dangers of solitude He also shares with the great 19th century novelists a keen observation of a society undergoing change Cold Mountain recreates a world gone by that speaks to our time


Author Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier is an award winning author of American historical fiction His literary corpus, to date, is comprised of three New York Times best selling novels Nightwoods 2011 , Thirteen Moons 2006 , and Cold Mountain 1997 winner of the National Book Award for Fiction Librarian Note There are multiple authors in the goodreads database with this name.




Cold Mountain Reviews (31)

  • Cold Mountain is quite possibly the most beautiful book that I ve ever read It s not for the faint of heart, however, as it s time consuming and requires a great deal of patience as Frazier takes his time with his descriptions of the landscape and the people as Inman, a soldier broken in spirit by t [..]

  • Be strong, saith my heart I am a soldier I have seen worse sights than this Homer, The OdysseyHaving recently read The Odyssey, I was prompted by Goodreads friend, JulieGrippo, to go on this journey namely, Homer s epic voyage transposed to the terrain of 19th century North America. [..]

  • Considering the widespread acclaim this book and its subsequent film adaptation have received, I m reluctant to write a negative review Still, a dissenting opinion at least makes for an interesting read This was absolutely the most boring book I have ever read It took me about a year to finish it, b [..]

  • Did not like it Although it has an interesting structure and pretext, it is so intellectualized that it is hard to care about the characters at all It seems like Frazier is interested in showing off than in writing a gripping work of fiction. [..]

  • How long would you wait for your lover, if you knew not whether they were alive, and you yourself had changed almost beyond recognition This is a beautiful, understated, unsentimental Odyssey of quiet longing, endurance, and transformation This journey will be the axle of my life. Inman s jou [..]

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