Border Trilogy

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This article is about the novel trilogy by Cormac McCarthy. For the film trilogy by Amos Gitai, see Border Trilogy (Gitai).
The Border Trilogy
Author Cormac McCarthy
Country United States
Language English
Genre Western, tragedy, romance, adventure
Publisher Vintage Books
Media type Hardback and paperback

The Border Trilogy consists of three novels by American author Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses (1992), The Crossing (1994), and Cities of the Plain (1998).

Although originally published as three separate novels, the books taken as whole have an architecture that sets the trilogy apart from the individual volumes. The romanticism explored in All the Pretty Horses, all but completely negated by the end of the novel, is even further desolated by the end of the trilogy. The despair and desolation evident in Cities of the Plain takes on considerably more weight when read at the cumulative end of the series, and the losses that pervade The Crossing are heightened by the greater loss of an entire way of life rendered in the final novel.[citation needed]