The Road PDF Free Download (February 2023)

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Free PDF Download)

The Road PDF Free Download: Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road was published in 2006.

The novel chronicles a father’s and his young son’s months-long trip across a terrain devastated by an unidentified calamity that wiped out industrial society and almost all life.

The novel received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the 2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.

In 2009, John Hillcoat directed a film based on the book of the same name.

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The Road PDF Details

  • Author ‏: ‎Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf Doubleday 
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 287 pages
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 670L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #1,033 in Books
    #13 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction


About the Author of The Road PDF

Cormac McCarthy

The Road PDF Summary

Some years after an extinction event, a father and his young son trek across the post-apocalyptic ash-covered United States on foot.

The boy’s mother, who was pregnant at the time of the catastrophe, had already committed herself.

Recognizing that they will not be able to survive the winter in northern latitudes, the father drives the son south over interstate roads towards the sea, carrying their scant belongings in knapsacks and a supermarket cart.

The father is sick with a cough. He informs his youngster that they are “good guys” carrying the fire. They have a revolver, but it only has two rounds.

To prevent falling into the hands of cannibals, the father has tried to instruct the son to use the gun on himself if necessary.

They try to avoid a bunch of marauders traveling down the road, but one of the marauders spots them and kidnaps the boy. 

They flee the marauder’s comrades, abandoning most of their belongings after the father shoots him dead. 

Later, when looking for supplies at a house, they come across a locked dungeon containing hostages whom cannibals have been eating limb by limb, and run into the woods.

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As they approach famine, the pair discovers a hidden bunker stocked with food, clothing, and other necessities. 

They stay for many days to regain their strength before continuing on with supplies in a cart. 

They come upon an elderly guy with whom the youngster insists on sharing meals. 

They avoid a group of pregnant women further down the road, and soon after, they come across an abandoned encampment with a newborn infant roasted on a spit. 

They quickly run out of provisions and begin to hunger before discovering a house with extra food to transport in their cart, but the man’s condition deteriorates.

The Road PDF Summary

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