The Border Trilogy

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The Border Trilogy
All the Pretty Horses
The Crossing
Cities of the Plain
AuthorCormac McCarthy
CountryUnited States
GenreWestern, tragedy, romance, adventure
PublisherVintage Books
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)

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

The trilogy centers around the coming of age and adventures of two young cowboys, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham, and is mainly set on the border between the Southwestern United States and Mexico.[1][2]


  1. ^ Adam Augustyn Assistant Manager and Assistant Editor, Literature (August 15, 2010). American Literature from 1945 Through Today. The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-61530-133-1.
  2. ^ Dirda, Michael (May 24, 1998). "THE LAST ROUNDUP". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 10, 2021.