Pale Horse, Pale Rider: The Selected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (Penguin Modern Classics)

3.99 avg rating
( 1,526 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780141195315: Pale Horse, Pale Rider: The Selected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (Penguin Modern Classics)

From the gothic Old South to revolutionary Mexico, few writers have evoked such a multitude of worlds, both exterior and interior, as powerfully as Katherine Anne Porter. This collection gathers together the best of her Pulitzer Prize-winning short fiction, including 'Pale Horse, Pale Rider', where a young woman lies in a fever during the influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her fiancé on his way to war, and 'Noon Wine', a haunting story of tragedy and scandal on a small dairy farm in Texas. In all of the compelling stories collected here, harsh and tragic truths are expressed in prose both brilliant and precise.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Katherine Anne Porter's short stories are unsurpassed in modern fiction (Robert Penn )

Porter writes English of a purity and precision almost unique in contemporary fiction (Edmund Wilson )

She solves the essential problem: how to satisfy exhaustively in writing briefly (V.S. Pritchett )

Porter's stories take accurate and deadly aim... dazzling ( The New York Times )

About the Author:

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) lived a long life which fluctuated between glamour and loneliness. Porter experienced firsthand many of the most iconic events of the twentieth century and wrote about most of them. Growing up on a farm in Texas at the end of the nineteenth century, she was a lifelong advocate of liberal social politics, and worked as a journalist on the American home-front during the First World War; she barely survived the influenza epidemic of 1918; moved to Greenwich village during its heyday as a center of radical politics and bohemian artists; lived in Mexico during and after its failed revolution; was in Europe during the rise of Nazism; and returned to the US during the Cold War and rabid McCarthyism.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Porter, Katherine Anne
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the gothic Old South to revolutionary Mexico, few writers have evoked such a multitude of worlds, both exterior and interior, as powerfully as Katherine Anne Porter. This collection gathers together the best of her Pulitzer Prize-winning short fiction, including Pale Horse, Pale Rider , where a young woman lies in a fever during the influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her fiance on his way to war, and Noon Wine , a haunting story of tragedy and scandal on a small dairy farm in Texas. In all of the compelling stories collected here, harsh and tragic truths are expressed in prose both brilliant and precise. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141195315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Porter, Katherine Anne
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the gothic Old South to revolutionary Mexico, few writers have evoked such a multitude of worlds, both exterior and interior, as powerfully as Katherine Anne Porter. This collection gathers together the best of her Pulitzer Prize-winning short fiction, including Pale Horse, Pale Rider , where a young woman lies in a fever during the influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her fiance on his way to war, and Noon Wine , a haunting story of tragedy and scandal on a small dairy farm in Texas. In all of the compelling stories collected here, harsh and tragic truths are expressed in prose both brilliant and precise. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141195315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Porter, Katherine Anne
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801411953150000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Porter, Katherine Anne
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 195mm x 42mm. Paperback. From the gothic Old South to revolutionary Mexico, few writers have evoked such a multitude of worlds, both exterior and interior, as powerfully as Katherine Anne Porter. This collection g.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 384 pages. 0.284. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141195315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Porter, Katherine Anne
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; From the gothic Old South to revolutionary Mexico, few writers have evoked such a multitude of worlds, both exterior and interior, as powerfully as Katherine Anne Porter. This collection gathers together the best of her Pulitzer Prize-winning short fiction, including 'Pale Horse, Pale Rider', where. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141195315_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Porter, Katherine Anne
Published by Penguin Classics (2011)
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2011. Book Condition: New. 2011. Paperback. A collection that gathers together Pulitzer Prize-winning short fiction, including "Pale Horse, Pale Rider", where a young woman lies in a fever during the influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her fiance on his way to war, and "Noon Wine", a haunting story of tragedy and scandal on a small dairy farm in Texas. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 128 x 198 x 23. Weight in Grams: 280. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141195315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Porter, Katherine Anne
Published by Penguin Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0141195312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Porter, Katherine Anne
Published by Penguin Classics (2011)
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141195315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.32
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Porter, Katherine Anne
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. Book Condition: New. 2011. Paperback. A collection that gathers together Pulitzer Prize-winning short fiction, including "Pale Horse, Pale Rider", where a young woman lies in a fever during the influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her fiance on his way to war, and "Noon Wine", a haunting story of tragedy and scandal on a small dairy farm in Texas. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 128 x 198 x 23. Weight in Grams: 280. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141195315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Porter, Katherine Anne
ISBN 10: 0141195312 ISBN 13: 9780141195315
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141195312. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141195312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book