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by Charles Frazier

  • ISBN: 0340936320
  • Author: Charles Frazier
  • ePub ver: 1971 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1971 kb
  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 448
  • Publisher: Sceptre (2006)
  • Formats: doc txt mobi lit
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier which won the . National Book Award for Fiction.

Cold mountain, Charles Frazier Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier, The novel opens in a Confederate military hospital near Raleigh, North Carolina, where Inman is recovering from battle wounds during the American Civil War. The soldier is tired of fighting for . . The soldier is tired of fighting for a cause he never believed in. After considering the advice from a blind man and moved by the death of the man in the bed next to him, he decides one nightfall to slip out of the hospital and return home to Cold Cold mountain, Charles Frazier Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier, The novel .

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks.

His course was necessarily waggling as he sought to avoid pikes and towns, but the way he found through deep country and widely spaced farms seemed safe enough.

His course was necessarily waggling as he sought to avoid pikes and towns, but the way he found through deep country and widely spaced farms seemed safe enough ves. The nights were warm and lit by big moons, growing to full and then achieving it and then falling away.

Cold Mountain, which takes its title from a peak in the Great Balsam Mountains of Northern Carolina, certainly carries its author's . Book club, week two: John Mullan on food in Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain. Published: 23 Sep 2011. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.

Cold Mountain, which takes its title from a peak in the Great Balsam Mountains of Northern Carolina, certainly carries its author's knowledge of a particular area. But natural description is there to follow the two main characters' eyes and minds. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army, walks for weeks to try to get home. Week three: Charles Frazier on writing Cold Mountain. As I wrote my way into it, I found myself less and less interested in the civil war itself.

Ada took a book from her bedside table and went to sit in the upper hall in her father's old armchair by the window, where the light was good.

txt 154 Кб. Chapter one. The View from the Window. Ada took a book from her bedside table and went to sit in the upper hall in her father's old armchair by the window, where the light was good. She had spent much of the past three months sitting in the armchair reading. She liked the fact that when she looked up from the page, she could see the fields and mountains, and the great height of Cold Mountain above them all. It had been a wet summer and the mountains, with their fogs, clouds, and gray rain, were very different from her home town of Charleston. She began to read, but could not stop thinking about food.

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Fonceiah
Inman is a Confederate soldier and he is not very happy about it. After a hospital stay for a wound, he decides to leave the military life and return home. Maybe he will reunite with Ada; he hopes so. He is, however, aware that his decision will be opposed by a few groups. The establishment military will try to capture him. Inman feared more the bands of common criminals operating under flags of pseudo-patriotism, like the Home Guard, that would like to capture him. Some would turn him over to the Confederate Army; some would turn him over to the federal Army. Some would kill him for fun.

Inman sets off on a long foot journey; a horse would both require care and attract attention. The journey could take months. Each chapter is a story of a character that Inman meets along the way. Some characters reappear in later chapters, but each chapter could have been written as a short story.

One entertaining part of the reading experience with this book was that I had to use a dictionary, frequently. This well researched book uses vocabulary of the time to describe things that are no longer in common use. I did not know what “mast” was (p 83). The phrase “where the horse was taken from between the thills and put in a stall” (p.201) stopped me. What are thills? Even the Kindle supplied dictionary was sometimes not helpful; either there was no definition or the definition given made no sense in context. Further research gave me the answer and I liked the challenge.

There is an interesting style of writing with complex sentences that provoke several thoughts from just one sentence.
“The man had a big round head which sat unbalanced on him like God was being witty about making the insides of it so small. Though he was nearly thirty according to Stobrod, people still called him a boy because his thoughts would not wrap around the least puzzle. To him, the world had no order of succession, no causation, no precedent. Everything he saw was new-minted, and thus every day was a parade of wonders” (p. 262).

Inman’s need to walk and hide at the same time takes him through forests, along ridges, over and through streams and rivers. He walks through seasons and observes changes. For the nature loving reader, this book is a delight with is detailed, informed description of terrain. Not only is central character Inman alone, the object of his journey and desire, Ada, is also initially alone. She remains in one place, becoming a self-taught gardener by necessity caused by war, until joined by Ruby. Ruby’s existence prior to meeting Ada was a lonely one. Here we also find great passages describing living in the woods, alone, from about the age of three. Although she and Ada live together, Ruby has no words to spare for Ada unless they have profit and meaning. The lone, self-reliant existence is reinforced. Characters living alone give rise to internal dialogue and philosophical interpretation. Ada did this from an educated background; Inman was more self-taught. Ruby was common sense survival driven. Resultant commonalities and differences were shown, not explained. Great writing.

There is much more to write about how great this book is, but other reviewers have done a great job. I just wanted to add my observations. Are there any negatives? Only if the reader does not like very detailed descriptions of nature; even then the writing is great, it just doesn’t move forward as fast. I believe this to be a must read book for anyone who loves and works with literature.
Wat!?
Although there is plenty of action in this novel, the pace is slower than most "action novels" because of the author's vivid descriptions of environment, people, weather, etc. The chapters alternate between one main character and another main character, which just serves to keep one reading longer than usual, to get to what's happening "meanwhile." Believable characters and some plot twists. There is some violence, as it is set in a violent time -- the American Civil War. This is the first of Frazier's books I have read, and I will be looking at more.
Weiehan
Cold Mountain is my favorite book of all time! I've read it at least 7 times, and just wanted to have the audio version. I didn't describe the mood, above, because there isn't just one mood throughout the book. It takes you on a journey that you'll want to go on forever. The author has done his homework on colloquialisms, traditions, and history, and I ended up filling the margins and blank pages in the back with notes - I had to look up so many of the words and phrases! Each time I read it, I learn a little more, and see things from a slightly different perspective. I feel almost the same way about his second novel, THIRTEEN MOONS, which I've read 4 times so far. I'm sure many Charles Frazier fans are breathlessly awaiting his 4th novel (not so crazy about his 3rd novel, which is totally different).
Helo
I read this book very recently, when it was a Kindle daily deal. I am so glad that I did; it is like nothing I have read before. The author's descriptions of certain scenes were amazing, and he puts words together in ways I never would have thought of. I won't describe the plot, because I'm sure that has already been done. I will say that if you want a book with incredibly complex and developed characters, with a story and prose you can savor, you can't go wrong with this one.
Xaluenk
As a Senior high school student, we read this for a summer assignment. I, being not a fan of old English words in literature, find it difficult to read it incessantly, because I have to look up unfamiliar words in the dictionary.

All in all, this book is figuratively a roller coaster of emotions. One time you will feel joy, and then the next you will feel sad. I would not spoil the other emotions, as you would have to read it for yourself.

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